Ruth Pershing Uhler
(1895 - 1967)
Ruth Pershing Uhler was active/lived in Texas, New Mexico. Ruth Uhler is known for abstract southwest landscape, mural.
Biography Ruth Pershing Uhler
A Pennsylvania born artist known for murals and abstract Southwest landscapes in Art Nouveau style, Ruth Uhler studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. She had most of her career in Houston, Texas where she taught and was curator at the Museum School of Art.
However, from 1935 to 1956, Uhler was in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her Houston colleague Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972). Uhler and John had collaborated on murals in Houston including one for the City Hall. They also did ceiling decorations for the Nelson Atkins Gallery in Kansas City. In her mural work, Uhler created a sense of movement with birds and trees and animals that seemed to have energy.
Uhler was also very interested in Native American culture
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