Ralph William Holmes
(1876 - 1963)
Ralph William Holmes was active/lived in California, Illinois. Ralph Holmes is known for landscape and mural painting, teaching.
Biography Ralph William Holmes
Known as a writer as well as artist and teacher, Ralph Holmes distinguished himself as a mural painter in Pittsburgh and New York before moving to California where he had a long teaching and painting career. "His landscapes of Yosemite and Bryce Canyon as well as the desert and
rolling hills of southern California have brought him national fame." (Hughes, 540)
He was born in La Grange, Illinois, and growing up in Illinois attended Northwestern University for three years, and the Art Institute of Chicago for four years. He studied in Paris, and from 1903-1912, was on the faculty of the Art Institute of Chicago. He then spent five years as Chair of the Department of Painting and Decorating at Carnegie Institute of Te
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