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J. K. Ralston: From the Permanent Collection

August 6 - August 29

Free

J. K. Ralston: From the Permanent Collection is on display from August 6 through August 29 at the MonDak! This exhibit features artwork from Montana artist J. K. Ralston, straight from the MDHC Permanent Collection!

Ralston was born in 1896 in Choteau, Montana. In 1906, his family moved to the Capital P ranch in northeastern Montana, where his father was foreman. He spent his teen and early adult years as a cowboy.

In 1917 he attended the Chicago Art Institute for three months before joining the United States Army in spring of 1918. He trained with pack mules, but was never sent overseas. Ralston returned to the Chicago Art Institute in the fall of 1920.

In 1923 Ralston married his wife Willo and they lived on the Pacific coast for seven years where he created art for advertising. They returned to Montana in 1930 and took over the Roman E, his father’s ranch, near Culbertson, Montana.
The Great Depression forced them to move to Billings, Montana in 1935. Ralston painted signs and opened a studio in Billings, working as a professional artist. Ralston died in 1987 in Billings.
The MDHC Permanent Collection features handpainted signs and paintings. Check it out today! The MonDak is open from 10-4 Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 on Saturday. It is FREE to visit and explore!

 

 

J. K. Ralston: From the Permanent Collection

Details

Start:
August 6
End:
August 29
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

MonDak Heritage Center
Phone:
406-433-3500
Email:
mdhc@richland.org
Website:
https://mondakheritagecenter.org

Venue

MonDak Heritage Center
120 3rd Ave SE
Sidney, MT 59270 United States
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Phone:
406-433-3500
Website:
https://mondakheritagecenter.org