Ruth Colburn - her stepfather's name

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  • Ruth
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  • Ruth Eaton Ruth Peabody
  • Colburn - her stepfather's name
  • Hugh Kingman Peabody; married 1918 in New Hampshire; divorced by 1940
  • March 30, 1893/2
  • Highland Park, Illinois
  • October 22, 1966
  • Laguna Beach, California
  • 1893-1918: 234 Hampden Court, Chicago, Illinois

    1918-1923: New Hampshire

    1923-1966: Laguna Beach, California

  • Chicago, Illinois

    Laguna Beach, California
  • Painter-Oil, Sculptor, Watercolorist
  • studied painting under her mother, Eleanor Colburn
    studied sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Array
  • May 11-June 13, 1909: Twenty-First Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1915: Panama Pacific International Exhibition, San Francisco, California

    in 1925 and 1927 Arizona State Fairs entered still life and figure paintings.

    1925-1952: Laguna Beach Art Association,

    1925, 1931: Los Angeles County Fair, Los Angeles, California

    1926, 1936: California State Fair, Sacramento, California

    1927: West Coast Arts, Los Angeles, California

    1927: Biltmore Salon, Los Angeles, California

    1927-1932: California Art Club

    1929, 1931, 1937, 1939: San Diego Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, California

    1930: Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, California

    1930-1931: Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

    1931: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    July 30 to August 14, 1932: Olympic Art Competition, Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art, Los Angeles, California; John Jehle, A Ringer

    1932: Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California

    1934: Whittier Art Gallery,

    1939: Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, California

    1939: Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, California [solo]
  • Anaheim High School, Anaheim, California

    Laguna Beach Art Gallery (fountain & medallion of Anna Hills), Laguna Beach, California

    Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

    Laguna Beach Humane Society (fountains), Laguna Beach, California

    San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

    Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, California

    Orange County Museum of Art. California
  • Who's Who in American Art 1936-53 Dawdy, Doris. Artists of the American West Hughes, Edan M. "Artists in California, 1786-1940," 3rd ed. Vol. 1. American Art Annual 1925-33. Moure, Nancy. Southern California Artists St. Gaudens, Maurine. "Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California , 1860 to 1960." So. Calif. Artists 1890-1940. Patricia Trenton, ed., Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995), 100.
  • California Art Club

    Laguna Beach Art Association, Laguna Beach, California

    San Diego Art Guild, San Diego, California
  • taught at Laguna Beach High School, Laguna Beach, California

    private art teacher
  • pages on Women Out West: Art on the Left Coast website
  • Daughter of Eleanor/Elanor Colburn.

    sculpted fountains and memorial plaques

    Later, she returned to a more representational style in her paintings.