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Worth Ryder

 (1884 - 1960)
Worth Ryder was active/lived in California, Illinois.  Worth Ryder is known for landscape, figure, mod still-life, mural.

Worth Ryder

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Worth Ryder was born in Kirkwood, Illinois on November 10, 1884.  Ryder studied at University of California at Berkeley, Art Students League in New York City (1906-08), and in Munich at the Hans Hofmann School and the Royal Bavarian Academy.  During 1917-18 he was director of the Oakland Art Gallery and professor of art at University of California from 1926-55. 

A resident of Berkeley for most of his life, he died there on February17, 1960. 

Member:  San Francisco Art Ass'n; Beaux Arts Club (SF); California Society of Mural Artists. 

Exhibited: San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1911-14, 1935;  California Society of Etchers, 1913-15; Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915 (silver medal); Oakland Art Gallery, 1934; San Francisco Museum of Art Inaugural, 1935; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939. 

Works held:  California Academy of Sciences Bldg, Golden Gate Park (murals); Piedmont (CA) High School (mural); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1919-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-59; SF Chronicle, 8-4-1935, D3; SF Call Bulletin, 2-19-1960 and NY Times, 2-20-1960 (obits).

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About  Worth Ryder

Born:  1884 - Kirkwood, Illinois
Died:   1960 - Berkeley, California
Known for:  landscape, figure, mod still-life, mural

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Worth Ryder

San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915