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Chastain Arts Center Remembers Beloved Teacher and Friend, Ralph Ricketts

In lieu of flowers, Ralph's family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

The Office of Cultural Affairs and the Chastain Arts Center remembers Ralph Ricketts, a beloved teacher and friend. Ralph was an accomplished artist, having completed a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design after serving in the US Navy during the Second World War.

He worked in a variety of mediums that included oil paint, sculpture, film, and printmaking. He was a dedicated art instructor—with equally devoted students—and a member of the Chastain Arts Center community for more than a decade during which he taught countless classes in painting.

In lieu of flowers, Ralph’s family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.



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