Oil on Board
11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
Signed Lower Left
Stephen Alke was born in Augusta, Kentucky in 1874. He painted landscapes and portraits, and he designed murals, posters, and art glass. From 1919-41, he worked exclusively as a landscape and portrait painter. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck, T.S. Noble, Henry Sharp, Vincent Nowottny, and L.H. Meakin. He died in Cincinnati in 1941.
Cincinnati Art Academy w/ Frank Duveneck, T.S. Noble, Henry Sharp, Vincent Nowottny, L.H. Meakin; Ingalls scholarship, 1901
KansasCity Art Inst. (John Barse Medal)
Univ. Kentucky Art Museum
WW40; Jones and Weber, The Kentucky Painter from the Frontier Era to the Great War, 39 (w/ reprod.)