Old Mill by Ralph L. Bagley

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Old Mill by Ralph L. Bagley

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Old Mill by Ralph Bagley


Art--Southern States
Painters--Southern States


Old Mill, a painting by Ralph L. Bagley (ca. 1914-2008). Old Mill features a mill in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Bagley was an artist and instructor who taught in Central Florida from the 1950s until his death in 2008, when he was 94 years old. He was born in Bertrand, Missouri, and attended the Flint Institute of Art in Flint, Michigan, continuing his studies in New York and Washington, D.C. Bagley and his wife, Marianne Bagley, moved to Orlando, Florida in 1950, where Bagley founded the Orlando Institute of Art, the city’s first fine-arts school. Bagley depicted landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, and charcoal.

Bagley also taught at Orlando Junior College, becoming head of the school’s art department in 1965. After the college closed in 1971, he taught at Lake-Sumter Community College in Leesburg, the Maitland Art Center in Maitland, and the Loch Haven Art Center (now the Orlando Museum of Art). He toured the nation with at least 30 one-man art shows featuring his paintings. Among many positions he held in art organizations, Bagley was president of the Orlando Art Association and a founding member and president of the Artists’ League of Orange County. The works of his many students sustain his legacy.


Bagley, Ralph L.


Original painting: Bagley, Ralph L. Old Mill: City of Orlando Terrace Gallery, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1914-2008

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original painting: Bagley, Ralph L. Old Mill.

Is Part Of

Art Legends of Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 painting


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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Orlando, Florida

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History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher


Originally created by Ralph L. Bagley.

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Copyright to this resource is held by Ralph L. Bagley and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Finley, Gabrielle. "Obit: Art teacher Ralph L. Bagley, 94, stressed creativity among students." The Orlando Sentinel, January 13, 2008. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2008-01-13/news/dead13_1_bagley-art-center-institute-of-art.

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