Ruth A (Temple) Anderson
(1891 - 1957)
Ruth A. (Temple) Anderson was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maryland. Ruth Anderson is known for harbor genre, portrait, and figure painting.
Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Ruth Anderson received her first art instruction from her aunt, Esther Mathilda Groome. Anderson enrolled at a boarding school in West Chester, where her aunt headed the art department. She and her aunt studied together in Europe, and then Ruth enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1905. Among her teachers were Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Hugh Breckenridge, Thomas Anshutz, J Alden Weir, and Emil Carlson.
She married Samuel Temple, and they lived in Boston and Gloucester where from 1916, she painted the beach scenes for which she is known. She was a founding member and exhibitor of the North Shore Arts Association.
From 1950 to her death in 1957, she was blind.
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