Ralph Albert Blakelock

American (1847–1919)

Untitled (Moonlight)

c. 1885

Oil on canvas

Gift of Costas Lemonopoulos

1986.65

Blakelock was essentially self-taught. A painter of poetic and visionary landscapes, he had a romantic attachment to the wilderness. His typical subject matter was glowing moonlit landscapes. In the context of 19th-century American art he remains a distinctive individual, comparable only to Ryder and Inness in creativity, and like them, a painter with a strong religious sensibility.

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