Ralph Wadsworth Graham was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 22, 1901. Graham spent most of his career in Chicago where he studied at the Art Institute. During the 1930s he made painting trips to California.
After serving in the Army during WWII, he returned to Chicago and worked as artist-photographer for the Brookfield Zoo. He died in Berwyn, Illinois on October 8, 1980. A brilliant colorist, his works are rare.
Exh: Century of Progress World's Fair (Chicago), 1930; AIC, 1930, 1932, 1934; 1936.
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