Ruth A. Anderson (1891-1957) “Courtyard Scene”
oil on board, 20” x 16”,
signed lower right

Artist Biography

Ruth A. Anderson (1891-1957)

Born/lived: Carlisle, PA; Baltimore; Boston; summered in Gloucester.

Known: was known well for her Gloucester harbor and beach scenes and her light, bright, loosely constructed impressionism. Because of a fire in her Boston studio at 53 Charles Street, many of Anderson’s works were destroyed during the Great Depression.

Studied: She studied with her aunt Esther M. Groome, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art with Anschutz, Breckenridge, Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Jonas Lie; and on a Cresson Traveling Scholarship (1912) with Emil Carlsen and J. Alden Weir.

Member: North Shore Art Association, the Guild of Boston Artists, Washington, DC Society of Artists, Plastic Club and the National American Women Artists.

Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; National Academy Annuals; Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; Macbeth Gallery, NYC.

Awards: National American Women Artists; North Shore Art Association.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Ruth A.
Artist Last Name Anderson
Artist's Dates (1891-1957)
Materials oil on board
Markings signed lower right
Size 20” x 16”
Price contact gallery
Comments This painting is beautifully framed and in excellent condition.