The Gallery Seeks Early Artwork by Ruth (Ewart) Muehlmeier. Contact us: info@GalleryofWisconsinArt.com
BORN: 1925 in Wauwatosa, WI
Ruth Ewart was born in 1925 in Wauwatosa, WI and grew up loving art and drawing. She graduated from Wauwatosa West High School. She attended Wisconsin State Teachers College (now UW Milwaukee) and the Oxbow Summer School of Art in Saugatuck MI. Her art education continued at the Chicago Art Institute, graduating in 1948.
In the late 1940s she studied Mayan and primitive art in Mexico and Yucatan. She spent a year as a free-lancing textile designer in New York City and attended classes in colored woodcut at the New School for Social Research under Louis Schanker. In Milwaukee, she taught children’s summer art classes at the Milwaukee Art Institute (now MAM), and art history, drawing and painting at Cardinal Stritch College. She became an accomplished fine artist and art historian, working and showing her work in New York and painting murals in the Wauwatosa area. She was prolific with clay, paints and fabric as well as pencil and pen. Her composi...