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Ruth Larimer Myers

 (1901 - 1958)
Ruth Larimer Myers was active/lived in California, Colorado.  Ruth Myers is known for landscape painting.

Ruth Larimer Myers

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Born in Denver, Colorado on February 7, 1901, the daughter of artist Barbara Larimer.  Ruth was taught to paint early in life by her mother. The family settled in Los Angeles in 1911.  Following graduation from Hollywood High School, she went to UCLA and studied privately with Jean Mannheim.  After her marriage to engineer Thomas Myers in 1933, she continued to be active in the local art scene until her death in an auto accident in Los Angeles on April 30, 1958.  Primarily a portrait painter, her work also includes scenes of Mexico, England, the Monterey Peninsula and southern California.  Her work evolved from Tonalism (1920s) to Regionalism (1930s) to Abstractions (1950s). 

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Ferdinand Perret Files; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Women Artists of the American West; Los Angeles Times, 5-3-1958 (obituary).

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exhibited Laguna Beach Art Assn., per PSCA, no. 11.

For bio. and bibliog., see Kovinick.

Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Art Exhibition Index, First through Twenty-seventh, 1928-1957 (Publications in California Art, No. 12)"

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About  Ruth Larimer Myers

Born:  1901 - Denver, Colorado
Died:   1958 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  landscape painting