(1874 - 1962)
Clara Ruth was active/lived in California, Iowa. Clara Ruth is known for impressionist landscape.
Biography Clara Ruth
Typical of many of the early female artists, little is known of the life of the California artist Clara L. Ruth. Census records indicate she was born December 18, 1874 in Iowa. Much information about her art education and early life are currently unknown.
In 1900 she was living in Long Beach, California with her partner Mildred Dillon; they are both listed as artists. The 1910 census notes her as living in Bowen Precinct, Nebraska with her mother, step-father and step-sister. Curiously, her mother is shown as having one living child and Clara is listed as "governess."
From 1917 thru 1955 Miss Ruth is listed in the San Diego city directory as an art teacher and artist. In 1922 and 1923, she was a resident of 3560 28th Street,
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