(1894 - 1994)
Ruth Appeldoorn Mead was active/lived in Illinois, Massachusetts. Ruth Mead is known for coastal scene and floral still-life painting.
Biography Ruth Mead
RUTH APPELDOORN MEAD
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.
"If you can paint in watercolor, you can paint," she would
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