Ruth Eleanor Newton (1884 - 1972)
A noted children's artist and designer, Ruth Eleanor Newton achieved international stature as an illustrator. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1884, she was the daughter of Lynn and Agnes Elliott Newton. Her father was employed as a manager for Lake Erie Manufacturing Company.
She attended the local schools and graduated from Erie High School in 1902. She had taken art classes as part of her curriculum and also took private lessons at the Catlin School of Art. Her instructor, Lovisa Card Catlin, helped her secure a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. Just prior to graduation there, she entered an illustratio
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