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 Ruth Harris Bohan  (1891 - 1981)

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Lived/Active: Missouri/Kansas      Known for: portrait, Asian-American figure, circus genre

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Ruth Harris Bohan
from Auction House Records.
"The Performance at Fairyland Park"
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Sept. 15, 1891; died Kansas City, Aug., 1981. Painter. Printmaker. Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute with Randall Davies and in Europe in the 1910s. Taught art at the Barstow School for girls. Her husband, Dr. Peter Bohan, was a professor of medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine from 1941-45. Illustrator of Logan Clendening’s Romance of Medicine: Behind the Doctor (1943). The Ruth Bohan Teaching Fellowship at the University of Kansas recognizes excellence in teaching in the medical school.
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AWARDS:
Gold Medal for Painting, Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition, 1924; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition, 1925; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition, 1927

COLLECTIONS:
Spencer Museum of Art; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Annual Exhibition of the Artists of Kansas City and Vicinity (Kansas City Art Institute, 1915-21) 1917; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1923-25, 1927; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 13, 2006; AskArt, www.askart.com accessed July 20, 2006
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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