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Ruth Bascom

 (1772 - 1848)
Ruth Henshaw Miles Bascom was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Ruth Bascom is known for naive mixed-media profile portrait, stitchery, pastel portrait painting.

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Ruth Bascom


Ruth Henshaw Bascom was born in Leicester, Massachusetts.  Her life and career as a portraitist are exceptionally well documented, owing to the existence of the journal she kept from 1789 through 1846, in which she recorded more than one-thousand likenesses.

After the death of her first husband in 1805, the artist married the Reverend Ezekiel Bascom and settled in Gerry (now Phillipston), Massachusetts, where she was a teacher, church record keeper, librarian, hat maker, and artist.  In 1821 the Bascoms moved to Ashby, Massachusetts, and by 1828 Ruth was producing about forty portraits a year, working in Ashby, Cambridge Port, Boston, and Athol, Massachusetts.

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About  Ruth Bascom

Born:  1772 - Leicester, Massachusetts
Died:   1848 - Ashby, Massachusetts
Known for:  naive mixed-media profile portrait, stitchery, pastel portrait painting