Ralph Earl DeCamp

1858 – 1936

“Northern Pacific did for Ralph DeCamp what the Great Northern did for John Fery,” said Sternfels.

Ralph DeCamp was born in Attica, New York in 1858. DeCamp is most remembered as a Montana landscape painter, muralist, illustrator, and photographer. DeCamp spent his childhood near Milwaukee where he studied art with W.A. Sydaten.

In 1871 the family moved to Minnesota where DeCamp operated a threshing business while painting and teaching. When his wife died, he studied art at the Pennsylvania School of Art in Philadelphia. DeCamp was commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railroad to paint Yellowstone National Park in 1885.

Work We Represented

Painting by Cyrus Walker western Montana artist

Price Realized: $2,563

Ralph Earl DeCamp Painting Helena Montana Deer

Price Realized: $1,938