Ralph Arnold (December 5, 1928 – May 10, 2006) was an American artist and educator from Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Roosevelt University, and later at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wikipedia
Date Acquired: 04/21/2020
Location Acquired: Susanin’s Auctions via LiveAuctioneers.com
Size: 12.75″ x 16″
Personal Connection: When I was studying Art History at Loyola University in Chicago, Ralph was my mentor. He was very friendly yet also quite private. Knowing now what I didn’t know then, I’m not surprised. Black, gay, and a war veteran – he really had many facets to his life, not all of them easy in those times. I hadn’t thought much about Ralph lately, but seeing this at auction brought many great memories back. I would say he’s an overlooked artist. As a tribute to him, I created a website as a celebration of his life: chronology, oeuvre, exhibitions, articles, and anything else I can think of.
Other Chicago artists in my collection: