(1873 - 1940)
John Ruhl was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. John Ruhl is known for sculpture.
Biography John Ruhl
John Ruhl was an American sculptor of German decent born April 14, 1873 in New York City and died November 19, 1940 in Hackensack, New Jersey.
At an early age John knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up. He wanted to be an artist. His parents, Anton and Frieda, did everything they could to discourage him. They felt that all artists starved in attics. When he left the New York public school system, his father made him take a job with an insurance company as a clerk. He hated the work and longed for a career in the art field.
In 1888 he enrolled in the Metropolitan Museum of Art School. In April the following year, the Art School sponsored a contest for the stude
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