Ruth Langland Holberg

BORN: February 2, 1889, in Milwaukee, WI

DIED: April 13, 1984

Born on February 2, 1889, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Charles and Ida Langland. 

She married commercial artist and illustrator, Richard A. Holberg, in 1912.  They shared a studio in the University Building in Milwaukee.

In Milwaukee, she studied with Alexander Mueller, and Frederick Fursman. In Provincetown, Massachusetts with E Ambrose Webster. She later established a studio in Rockport.

Living in Rockport, Massachusetts, the couple collaborated on a number of children's books, with Ruth Holberg writing and Richard Holberg illustrating. After battling a serious illness for over two years, Richard Holberg died in 1942. 

Ruth Holberg continued to write until her death at 95 on April 13, 1984.  In addition to her children's stories, Holberg also wrote poetry.  She was a regular contributor to the New York Sun and such magazines as Scribners, Saturday Reviewand Nation.  Holberg was also the author of two cookbooks."

She is listed in Who's Who of American Women (1975-1976); Dictionary of International Biography (1974); Contemporary Authors (1970), Who Was Who in American Art (1999), the Dictionary of British and American Writers (1974) and ot

Ruth Langland Holberg