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Ruth Mead

 (1894 - 1994)
Ruth Appeldoorn Mead was active/lived in Illinois, Massachusetts.  Ruth Mead is known for coastal scene and floral still-life painting.

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RUTH APPELDOORN MEAD
1894-1994
Illinois/Massachusetts
Known for Coastal Scenes, Flower Arrangements

Without Ruth Mead there would be no Martha's Vineyard Art Association or Old Sculpin Gallery today!  Ruth and her family began summering on the Vineyard in 1927 as part of a family tradition.  In 1933 Ruth and several friends began painting together in front of a rented shack on the Edgartown harbor, across from the boat-building shop of Manuel Swartz Roberts. In 1934 they founded the Martha's Vineyard Art Association.  They had no thoughts of selling their work; they just wanted to paint together and learn from each other.

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