(1915 - 1982)
Ruth Levine Gikow was active/lived in New York / Ukraine, Russian Federation. Ruth Gikow is known for Figurative expression, landscape painting.
Biography Ruth Gikow
The following biography is from George Krevsky:
Gikow was born in the Russian Ukraine, the daughter of Boris and Lena
Gikow. When she was five, her family emigrated to the Lower East Side of
New York. With a zest for living she never lost, she overcame the
language barrier quickly and survived the teeming streets, diverting her
tough cronies with chalk drawings on the sidewalk. She won distinction
for her artwork at Washington Irving High School, which had one of the
strongest art departments in New York City.
At age 17, Gikow
entered Cooper Union Art School and studied under two well known
regional artists, Austin Purvis, Jr. and John Steuart Curry. She
continued her studies under Raphael Soyer
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