Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Ruth Abrams  (1912 - 1986)

About: Ruth Abrams
 

Summary

Examples of her work

 
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums

 
 

Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Ruth Abrams
  For sale ads

Auction results*

 
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for her*  
  Dealers Auction sales graphs*  
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: New York      Known for: outer-space painting, abstraction

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription
BIOGRAPHY for Ruth Abrams
Facts/Data
Birth
1912 (Brooklyn, New York)
 
Death
1986 (New York City)

Lived/Active
New York

   Share an Image of the Artist

Often Known For
outer-space painting, abstraction

Discussion Board
Would you like to discuss this artist?
AskART Discussion Boards
(0 Active)

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Filmmaker, painter, and teacher, Ruth Abrams is best known for her depictions of outer space such as, There Are Unknown Elements in the Universe as Old as Mankind (1962).

Abrams was born in Brooklyn, New York.  Throughout her education she remained in New York City where she attended Columbia University, the Art Students League, and the New School of Social Research.  She also participated in art classes led by influential artists, including Alexander Archipenko and William Zorach, recognized for their use of abstraction in painting and sculpture.  

In addition to painting, Abrams wrote and co directed an art film entitled, Paradox of the Big.  In 1965, she became the art director for the New School of Social Research where she later taught in 1976.   She also taught at New York University, and the Ringling School of Art in Florida.

Ruth Abrams’s artwork was shown in solo exhibitions in the United States at institutions which included the Amarillo Art Center in Texas; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; and New York University’s Contemporary Art Gallery.  Her solo exhibitions outside of the United States were held at Delson-Richter Galleries in Jerusalem, Israel and the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas, Venezuela.  Her work was included in group exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Fine Art in Texas, and the Riverside Museum in New York.

Abrams’s artwork is now in the permanent collections of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum; the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pennsylvania; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; New York University; and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Her papers are in the collection of Yeshiva University Museum in New York City.


Submitted by Jena Wuensche
Source: Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century



** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.

  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists