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
Painter, muralist who helped the Colony artistically in many different ways before he moved permanently to Los Angeles c. 1923. Manager of Cloisters at Morro Beach where he painted murals and hung his paintings. Taught a class in painting, July 1920.
“He was, between 1917 and 1923, E. G. Lewis’ staff artist, and his graceful, two-dimensional murals, elegant in line with hints of art nouveau, were displayed in the Colony’s public buildings and finer private homes. An experienced teacher and administrator, he was also involved in architectural planning, Lewis’ many publicity fliers and civic beautification. His oils were reproduced on colony bulletins, magazines and brochures. He was regarded in those early days not only as a painter, but asNancy Dustin Wall Moure, ATASCADERO (including CAMP ROBERTS, CARRIZA/O PLAINS, PASO ROBLES, SAN MIGUEL, SANTA MARGARITA, SHANDON, TEMPLETON, ETC.), ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE 1960 (Publications in [Southern] California Art, vol. 13, no. III), Cambria, Ca.: Dustin Publications, 2017
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