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Ruth Manerva Bennett 1899 - 1960

Born in Momence, Illinois, Ruth Bennett studied art at the Art Students League in New York City before moving to Los Angeles in the 1920's. In LA, she studied at the Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes with Emily Mocine, Armin Hansen, Karoly Fulop, Vysekal Schroeder, and Millard Sheets. She was an active artist, but for her day job, she taught wood carving at El Monte Union High School and in the Los Angeles public schools. She died on July 21, 1960.

Exhibitions: California Art Club, 1925-33; Pomona Fair, 1926; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1926-32; San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; LA Co. Fair, 1927-37; Nicholson Gallery (Pasadena), 1928; Younger Painters of LA, 1929; Arizona State Fair, 1931 (2nd prize); Calif. WC Society, 1931-33; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932-33; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934. AAA 1929-33; SCA; WWAA 1936-59; CA&A; AAW.

Ruth Manerva Bennett Oak Grove

Ruth Manerva Bennett Oak Grove Signature Oak Grove
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30
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