Ralph Krug

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(1917, Calvary, WI - )

Described as “profoundly rural” by writer, John Rector Barton, Ralph Krug was the essential rural painter, having only traveled outside of the state once and never by train.

Krug attended primary school and in the eighth grade, he received his first art instruction. While his artistic efforts were never encouraged by any teachers, Ralph took advantage of the pure opportunity to learn basic drawing and watercolor.

When Ralph’s uncle, Arnold Krug, who was an Arizonian painter, came to visit the family farm in 1931, he was gifted oil paint, brushes, a palette, and a book called “The Painter in Oil” by Daniel Burleigh. Whil

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