Ralston Crawford

Ralston Crawford’s path as an artist led him from Buffalo, NY, to a variety of unexpected places:  at Walt Disney Studios, he was briefly an illustrator; Fortune Magazine sent him to the Bikini atoll in the Pacific to witness the denotation of an atomic bomb. Along the way, Crawford saw the world on travels to Europe, between California and New York, and other points along the way as his career as a painter, a teacher, and even a photographer and lithographer developed.  

Ralston Crawford, 1938, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0008954