Lot 78: RALPH ARNOLD (1928 - 2006) Collage #1263.Platinum House
October 18, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
RALPH ARNOLD (1928 - 2006)
Mixed media and collage on board, 1964. 324x349 mm; 12 3/4x13 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto. Titled in ink, verso.
Provenance: the artist, with his printed label on the frame back; Al and Anna Tyler, Chicago; thence by descent to the current owner.
An influential teacher, painter and muralist, Ralph Arnold was an active artistic presence in his native Chicago for decades. He graduated from Roosevelt University in 1955. In 1976, Arnold earned his BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Arnold taught painting at Rockford College from 1969 to 1970, and from 1970, was Chairman of the Art Department at Loyola University in Chicago and an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also a trustee of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, and a member of the Illinois Arts Council for more than 30 years. His work is in many collections, including Fisk University, Nashville, and the Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago.