Ralph Elmer Clarkson
Frank O. Lowden
Description: Ralph Elmer Clarkson’s painting entitled Frank O. Lowden, depicts a portrait of the late Governor of Illinois (1917-1921), dressed in a suit and tie, positioned face forward to the viewer; housed in a decorative frame
Distinguishing Marks: A plaque affixed to the frame attributes both the subject and the artist
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 44 inches x 30 inches, unframed; 48 inches x 35 inches, framed
Circa: Early 20th Century
Provenance: Ralph Elmer Clarkson was a member of The Eagle’s Nest Art Colony. On October 18, 1942, Ralph Clarkson donated this painting to the Oregon Public Library in a special ceremony. The painting has previously occupied a special place in Mr. Clarkson’s Chicago studio.