Jennie Ruth Cleveland
(1859 - 1937)
Jennie Ruth Cleveland was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Jennie Cleveland is known for landscape and figure painting, art education.
Biography Jennie Ruth Cleveland
One of the prime motivators in Erie, Pennsylvania art history was Jennie Ruth Cleveland, an educator, artist and activist.
Born in Hornell, New York, May 4, 1859, she was a daughter of
Washington Lafayette and Julia E. Stidd Cleveland, both of English
ancestry. He was from Smyrna, New York, and she was from
Millford, Pennsylvania. He descended from a decorated
Revolutionary War soldier. The couple had two other children,
Frank and Della Flora.
Educated as a teacher and trained as a carpenter, Mr. Cleveland worked
in carpentry and was deputy sheriff of Steuben County, New York.
After oil was discovered in Western Pennsylvania, the Cleveland family
moved to Erie in 1861 where he founded an
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