Ralph Eugene Cahoon Jr
(1910 - 1982)
Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr was active/lived in Massachusetts. Ralph Cahoon Jr is known for contemporary naive, mermaids, genre.
Biography Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr
Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. was born in 1910 in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A direct descendant of the first Dutch settlers, his family had emigrated in the 1660s from Scotland directly to Cape Cod. As a boy, Ralph often played close to the harbor, fishing, digging for clams or scallops. Sailing to the Grand Banks or Nantucket was a favorite pastime, as was sketching.
His works often found their way into his high school's newspaper. He completed a correspondence course in cartooning while in high school, and in 1929 was accepted into Boston's School of Practical Art, concentrating on both fine and commercial art.
He met and married Martha Farham in 1932. Born of Swedish immigrant parents in 1905, in Rosindale, Massachuset
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