Born: Atlanta, Illinois
Died: Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico painter after 1921, sculptor, ceramist
He was the pupil of FF Frederick at the University of Illinois where he was educated in 1906. He studied two years at the PAFA under Grafly and at the Julien Academy in Paris under Verlet. He then taught sculpture, modeling, and ceramics at the Trenton (NJ) Industrial AS, 1908-20.
In 1921, Applegate came to Santa Fe, devoting himself to painting. His house was on Camino del Monte Sol, in line with the adobe huts built by Los Cinto Pintores, Mruk, Bakos, Nash, Ellis, and Shuster. He was “their close friend and sometime financial helper.” He became a member of the New Mexico Painters society in 1923, exhibiting extensively. He wrote “Indian Stories from the Pueblos” in 1929.
Resource: SAMUELS’ Encyclopedia of ARTISTS of THE AMERICAN WEST, Peggy and Harold Samuels, 1985, Castle Publishing