Ruth Lillian (Ratliff) Addison
(1912 - 1980)
Ruth Lillian (Ratliff) Addison was active/lived in Nebraska, California. Ruth Addison is known for painting, pen and ink illustration.
Biography Ruth Lillian (Ratliff) Addison
Ruth Lillian Ratliff Addison
1912 Omaha Nebraska – 1980 Anaheim, California
A relatively unknown but obviously talented artist, Ruth Addison was first brought to public attention in Nebraska with the description of being “untrained.” However, the reviewer using that word, not once but twice, quickly turned it into a compliment. His name was Ernest Witte, and he made the reference in his article about the 1935 Nebraska State Historical Society exhibition of Depression-Era painters sponsored by the Federal Emergency Relief Act, part of the Public Works of Art program.
He made a general description of the 60 exhibited works, and then focused on Moonlight Sonata by Ratliff: “The other pictures are
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