Selected Artists
 
Albert Blakelock

"California Woods" 1869

Owner: The Massillon Museum
Massillon, Ohio.
           

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After Treatment

           
Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) is arguably one of America's most important landscape artists and yet he led a life that would not be envied. He was born in New York and at the young age of twenty-two he set out to cross America and paint the great West. He traveled across the Rockies and went all the way to California painting the western landscape, Indians and the great American wilderness. After three years, he returned to New York and offered his canvases for sale but the images, unfamiliar to the Eastern eye, were met with disdain. He had great troubles supporting his wife and family. He was always moving and always hoping for a monetary breakthrough. He spiraled into depression and was eventually found insane. At the end of his life he was living in a New York State asylum as his paintings were selling for up to $20,000.00.
           
           

"Indian Encampment" ca. 1880

Owner: The Memphis Brooks Museum
Memphis, Tennessee
           

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