1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Blakelock, Ralph Albert

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BLAKELOCK, RALPH ALBERT (1847- ), American painter, was born in New York, on the 15th of October, 1847. He graduated at the College of the City of New York in 1867. In art he was self-taught and markedly original. Until ill-health necessitated the abandonment of his profession, he was a most prolific worker, his subjects including pictures of North American Indian life, and landscapes-notably such canvases as “The Indian Fisherman”; “Ta-wo-koka: or Circle Dance ”; “ Silvery Moonlight ”; “A Waterfall by Moonlight ”; “Solitude”; and “Mooniight on Long Island Sound.”