Ruth Esther Penington
(1905 - 1998)
Ruth Esther Penington was active/lived in Washington, California, Colorado. Ruth Penington is known for painting, prints, crafts, metalsmithing, art education.
Biography Ruth Esther Penington
Ruth Esther Penington (1905-1998)
Painter, printmaker, metalsmith, craftsperson, teacher.
Born in Colorado Springs, CO., moved to Seattle in 1907.
B.F.A, M.F.A., University of Washington.
Studied: Columbia University, 1929.
And with V. Vytlacil, E. Steinhof, A. Ozenfant.
1929 - 1969: Instructor, (Full Professor from 1951) University of Washington
1945-47: Instructor, University of California, Berkeley.
Founder/co-founder of several NW arts organizations including;
1928: Northwest Printmakers
1945: Established the Industrial Design department at the University of Washington.
1954: Founder and Director, Fidalgo School of Allied Arts, La Conner, WA.
Co-Founder of Northwest Designer Craftsme
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