Stephen Alke was born in Augusta, Kentucky in 1874. He painted landscapes and portraits, and he designed murals, posters, and art glass. From 1919-41, he worked exclusively as a landscape and portrait painter. He died in Cincinnati in 1941.
Cincinnati Art Academy w/ Frank Duveneck, T.S. Noble, Henry Sharp, Vincent Nowottny, L.H. Meakin; Ingalls scholarship, 1901
KansasCity Art Inst. (John Barse Medal)
Univ. Kentucky Art Museum
WW40; Jones and Weber, The Kentucky Painter from the Frontier Era to the Great War, 39 (w/ reprod.)