Ralph Albert Blakelock


Birthday October 15, 1847

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Aug 9, 1919 (71)

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Romantic artist whose serene landscape paintings include the 1885 work "Moonlight." His time spent living with the Native Americans during his travels in the American West from 1869 until 1872 greatly influenced his artistic output.

Before Fame

He briefly attended the City College of New York and exhibited some of his early work at the National Academy of Design.


His aesthetic was influenced by the Hudson River School and later by the French Barbizon School.

Family Life

He was the son of a prominent physician in New York City. He had nine children with his wife Cora Rebecca Bailey.

Associated With

He appeared in Paul Auster's novel "Moon Palace" from 1989.

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