Ruth Eastman Rodgers OriginalsHolly Charbonnier
I would love to chat with either Jay Eastman, Edith Kurie or another relative of Ruth's. Ruth Eastman painted a number of portraits of my great grandmother around 1915 and I'm trying to learn if any of the originals still exist. I know of 2 covers in particular that are my great-grandmother. One was the lady in red with ice skates, the background is mostly blue and she's on a pond sitting - it was used for McCalls in 1916. The other is from Today's Magazine. She is sitting in a purple dress wearing a tan/straw hat with flowers behind her and she's gardening. If anyone knows if these originals exist still, I would be very interested in talking to them. Thank you.
Ruth Eastman RodgersJay Eastman
Edith: So i guess we are related since "Aunt Ruth" was my Grandfather's sister. I've always lover her work. We have some pastels by her of my grandfather and father as well as "uncle tim" her husband. These are smaller informal pieces. I've never seen a "formal" piece or anything in oil or acrylic, did she paint those things? Also, where did she pass in Maryland?
I am interested in discussing Ruth Eastman, her life and her work, and would appreciate hearing from both of you. Specifically, where is most of her work today? Thank you.
Ruth Eastman RodgersEdith Kurie
This artist was my great-aunt on my mother's side. She studied in Paris, I knew her in her later years after she had retired and was painting as a hobby in her home in Reading, Jamaica. She painted mostly Jamaican natives, landscape and seascape. She died in the mid-1970s of a stroke.