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 Ralph Oswald Yardley  (1878 - 1961)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: Cartoonist

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Born in Stockton, CA on Sept. 2, 1878. After graduating from Stockton High School, Yardley studied in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute and Partington Art School. In 1898 he took his first job as a quick-sketch artist for the San Francisco Examiner. In 1900 he continued in this line of work in Hawaii for the Honolulu Advertiser. The years 1905-07 were spent in NYC in the art department of the Globe; he then worked for the San Francisco Call. In 1921 he returned to his native city and began a 30 year tenure as a cartoonist for the Stockton Record. After retiring from newspaper work, he divided his time between Stockton and the Monterey Peninsula. Yardley died in his native city on Dec. 6, 1961. Exh: SF Newspaper Artists, 1903; Huntington Library, 1937. In: Haggin Museum (Stockton); Huntington Library (San Marino); SF Academy of Comic Art; Stockton Public Library.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1938-62; Index of Artists Supplement (Daniel Mallett); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy).
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