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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

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

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About  Ruth Townsend Whitaker

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