Ralph Eugene Meatyard
(1925 - 1972)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard was active/lived in Kentucky, Illinois. Ralph Meatyard is known for photography-dolls, masks, neighborhood scenes.
Biography Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (May 15, 1925 - May 7, 1972) was an American photographer, from Normal, Illinois.
Married to Madelyn McKinney, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky, to continue his trade as an optician. The company he worked for, Tinder-Krausse-Tinder also sold photographic equipment. The owners of this company were active members of the Lexington Camera Club, for which the Art Department of the University of Kentucky provided exhibition space.
Meatyard purchased his first camera in 1950 to photograph his son, Michael. He eventually found his way to the Lexington Camera club in 1954, and at the same time joined the Photographic Society of America. It was at the camera club that Meatyard met Van Deren Coke, an early influence
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