By Appointment Only Glendale, CA , United States Call Seller 818.398.7363


"Abstraction #250" Circa 1950's"

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  • Description
    Ruth Armer (1896-1977)

    Ruth Armer was born in San Francisco and spent most of her career in that city. She attended the California School of Fine Arts, 1914-1915, 1918-1919 and also studied in New York at the Art Students League with George Bellows, Robert Henri, and John Sloan. Ruth Armer taught at the California School of Fine Arts from 1933 to 1940.

    Before WWII she painted in a broad, expressionistic and nonrepresentational style. During the 1950’s her work became more abstract and then during the 1960’s and early 1970’s more hard-edge.

    2005 Davenport, Ray. Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition
    2005 Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor). The Artists Bluebook 34,000 North American Artists
    2004 Landauer, Susan. San Francisco and Second Wave: The Blair Collection of Bay Area Abstract Expressionism
    2002 Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California: 1786-1940
    1999 Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor). Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, 3 volumes
    1998 Kovinick, Phil; Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick. An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West
    1996 Landauer, Susan. The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism
    1995 Trenton, Patricia (Editor); Sandra E'Emilio, Erika Doss (et al). Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West 1890-1945
    1989 Moore, Sylvia (editor). Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women Artists
    1989 Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California, 1786-1940
    1985 DuPont, Diana, K Holland. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Paintings and Sculpture Collection
    1985 Petteys, Chris. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Before 1900
    1985 Dawdy, Doris. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary (3 volumes)
    1985 Falk, Peter Hastings. Who Was Who in American Art:Artists Active Between 1898-1947
    1985 Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980: An Illustrated History
    1976 San Francisco Museum Modern Art. Painting & Sculpture in California, The Modern Era
    1975 Smithsonian (Editor). Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Checklist of the Collection
    1958 Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association (SFAA). Painting and Sculpture (in)
    1956 Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel (Editor). American Painting Today
    1956 Long Beach Municipal Art Center. California Painting - 40 Painters1935 Mallett, Daniel Trowbridge. Index of Artists: International-Biographical, Two Volumes: Includes 1940

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
    Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA), San Francisco, California
    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
    Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

    Exhibitions (Partial known)
    1975 Quay Gallery. San Francisco, California
    1972 Quay Gallery. San Francisco, California
    1939 San Francisco Museum of Art. San Francisco, California
    1936 San Francisco Museum of Art. San Francisco, California
    1922 Vickery, Atkins & Torrey Art Gallery. San Francisco, California
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

    David Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California
    Edan Hughes, “Artists in California 1786-1940”
    Thomas Albright, “Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980”

    California Art Company is Actively Seeking to Acquire Paintings by Ruth Armer

    California Art Company, LLC is actively seeking to acquire fine art paintings by Ruth Armer. If you have a painting by Ruth Armer that you would like to sell please email photos and your asking price to or give us a call at (818) 398-7363.

    Oil on canvas
    24 Inches x 20 Inches
    Framed Size: 25¼ Inches x 21¼ Inches
    Price: Upon Request
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Oil on canvas.
    Creation Date: Circa 1950
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 124123
  • Dimensions
    W. 20 in; H. 24 in;
    W. 50.8 cm; H. 60.96 cm;
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