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Ruth Townsend Whitaker

 (1887 - 1937)
Ruth Townsend Whitaker was active/lived in California, New York.  Ruth Whitaker is known for modernist landscape painting.

Ruth Townsend Whitaker

Biography from the Archives of askART

Listed as an artist on the 1920 census records of Manhattan, Ruth Townsend Whitaker, married to Inness Whitaker was in San Diego by the 1930s. There she was one of the more progressive members of the local art community, and organized with an informal group who called themselves the San Diego Moderns. Other women in this group were Dorr Bothwell, Anni Baldaugh, Belle Baranceanu, Kathleen Kahle and Margot Rocle.

Sources:, Dec. 2016
Bruce Kamerling, "Painting Ladies," San Diego Historical Society Quarterly, Summer 1986, Web, Dec. 2016

Biography from the Archives of askART
By 1916 Ruth Whitaker was a resident of San Diego. She died there on Nov. 21, 1937.

Exhibition: Pasadena Art Inst., 1932, 1933; California-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; California Watercolor Society, 1930s.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Death record.

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About  Ruth Townsend Whitaker

Born:  1887 - Lima, Ohio
Died:   1937 - San Diego, California
Known for:  modernist landscape painting