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Frederick Ruple

Swiss-American painter

Died when: 66 years 245 days (800 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Frederick Ruple

Frederick Ruple (September 19, 1871 - May 23, 1938) was a 20th-century Swiss-American painter, primarily of portraits.He was commissioned to paint Confederate Civil War battle scenes and murals.

At times Ruple lived in Arkansas and Oklahoma where he traveled to study American Indians and early settlement in the Midwest.

The Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 inspired Ruple to create his most famous painting "The Spirit of '89".As a painter, Ruple took commission jobs that came from builders and decorators who hired him to paint murals and designs on public buildings.

The work he did along these lines was among the most prominent in America.

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