(1933 - 2015)
Ford Ruthling was active/lived in New Mexico. Ford Ruthling is known for embossed motif still life, florals, roosters, botanic painting, ceramics.
Biography Ford Ruthling
In every generation, we sense that some people are forward-looking while others weigh the import of history as a guide for their lives. Some few, however, we recognize as links between our common past and what is yet to be. Just such a link is Ford Ruthling.
Ruthling's mother was employed by the family of William Penhollow Henderson. His family counted John Sloan among its intimates. Ruthling studied art at the University of New Mexico with Randall Davey. After a lengthy tour of duty in the military, Ruthling became the curator of exhibitions at the Museum of International Folk Art under Alexander Gerard. Of such connections the art history of New Mexico consists!
What of Ruthling's personal artistic roots, however? In the 19
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