Ruth Payne (Jewitt) Burgess
(1865 - 1934)
Ruth Payne (Jewitt) Burgess was active/lived in New York, Rhode Island / Europe. Ruth Burgess is known for portrait, genre and still life painting.
Biography Ruth Payne (Jewitt) Burgess
Ruth Payne Burgess, (October 11, 1865 in Montpelier, Vermont — March 11, 1934 in New York),was a naturalistic painter of portraits, still lifes, and genre work. She
was born in Montpelier, Vermont in 1865, the daughter of Elisha P. Jewett and Julia Kellogg Field Jewett. Her grandparents were Captain Nathan Jewett and Ruth Payne and her great-grandfather was Elisha Payne. She attended school in Northampton, Massachusetts at the Mary A. Burnham School.
Ruth Payne Jewett met John William Burgess in Vermont through a mutual friend, artist Thomas Waterman Wood. Burgess founded the Columbia University's political science department. She married John Williams Burgess on September 2, 1885. Burgess was previously married on August 24, 1869
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