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Ralph Albert Blakelock
(1847 - 1919)

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1847 Born 15 October in NYC
1864 Studies at the Free Academy until 1866
1866 Studies briefly at the Cooper Union
1868 Exhibits at the National Academy of Design
1869 First trip west
1869 Graduates from the College of the City of New York
1872 Second trip west
1876 Returns to NYC
1877 Marries Cora Bailey
1891 Suffers mental collapse
1899 Confined to an asylum until 1916
1913 Moonlight sells for a record $13,900
1913 Elected Associate of National Academy
1916 Elected full membership in National Academy
1916 Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams obtains legal guardianship of Blakelock and establishes benevolent fund in his name
1916 Toledo Museum purchases Brook by Moonlight for $20,000
1919 Dies 9 August in an asylum near Middletown, NY
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