Ruth Pratt Bobbs
(1884 - 1973)
Ruth Pratt Bobbs was active/lived in Indiana / France. Ruth Bobbs is known for portrait of notables, figure painting.
Biography Ruth Pratt Bobbs
Ruth Pratt was born in 1884 to a wealthy Indianapolis family and began taking formal art classes by the time she was eight years old. In 1900, Ruth was sent to Europe after the death of both of her parents. While there, she studied art at the Academie Julian. In 1903, she moved New York in 1903 and enrolled in the Arts Student League there.
Ruth returned to Indianapolis in 1907 to continue studying art at the John Herron Art Institute. By this time, she had studied with numerous well-know artists, including Frank Vincent DuMond, William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Robert Henri, and Charles Hawthorne.
In 1912, Ruth married William C. Bobbs, president of the Bobbs-Merrill publishing company. Despite her rigorous artistic trainin
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