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Ruth (Dawes) Wilcox

 (1908 - 1989)
Ruth (Dawes) Wilcox was active/lived in New Jersey, New York.  Ruth Wilcox is known for marine painting, commercial art.

Ruth (Dawes) Wilcox

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Ruth Wilcox was born in New York City and was married to Ray Wilcox.  She was primarily a painter and a commercial artist but was also known as a crafts person.  She was a member of the American Artists Professional League and National Association of Women Artists and studied at Art Students League, New York School of Fine & Applied Art, Pennsylvania Academy and Academie Julian in Paris. 

Mrs. Wilcox was also known as Ruth Wilcox Dawes. 

The following is an exhibition history: NAD, 1931-33; PAFA Ann., 1932; NAWA, 1933, 1935-46; Carnegie Inst.; CAFA, 1934; Montclair Art Mus., 1933-46; Rochester, Poughkeepsie, both in NY; Jersey City, Newark, Hackensack, Trenton, all in NJ; Salons of Am. Awards: prizes, NAWA, 1932, 1934; NAD, 1934; Ridgewood (NJ) AA, 1935, 1947, 1948; Wichita Art Mus., 1937; Fitzwilliam, NH, 1938-41; medal, Montclair Art Mus., 1936, 1939.

Her works are a part of the following collections: Maugham Sch., Tenafly, NJ; Grammar Sch., Leonia, NJ.; Palisades Interstate Park Comm.; murals, Provident Institution for Savings, Jersey City; Colonial Life Ins. Co., East Orange, NJ.; Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, NJ.

Submitted by Jackie Heinl. 

Source: Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

Ruth Wilcox was the daughter of Ray Wilcox & Ruth Turner Wilcox.  She was married to James L. Dawes.  She was a student of Harvey Dunn and of her mother father. She painted many items besides ships portraits.

Information provided by Frank Ruggiero.

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About  Ruth (Dawes) Wilcox

Born:  1908 - New York City
Died:   1989
Known for:  marine painting, commercial art