R. Klegston Rude (1910 - c. 1973) was an illustrator and photographer who worked primarily out of southern California. Born in Oregon, he was living in Monterey, California by 1944 and working as a photographer. He had opened a studio by 1959 located in Studio City, California, which provided illustrations and graphics for film industry clients. Rude made at least two pictorial maps, one of Alaska and one of California and Nevada. He always signed his work Kleng Rude.