Ellis Walter Ruley (December 3, 1882 – January 16, 1959) was an American folk artist and laborer. He began painting in the 1930s at his house in Norwich, Connecticut using home paint upon cardboard and Masonite. During his lifetime, Ruley sold his paintings locally and on your own achieved fame posthumously in the 1990s. Ruley worked just about his entire adult computer graphics in the construction trades, and had one daughter from his first marriage. Ruley died in 1959 below ambiguous circumstances. There is controversy surrounding his death, as it is confusing whether he died from an crash or as the repercussion of murder.