Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.armeruth
Creators:
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977
Dates:
1911-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
ca. 550 items (on 2 partial reels of microfilm)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reel 2200: 27 letters received, 1918-1951; a scrapbook, 1911-1971, containing clippings and printed material pertaining to exhibitions and her painting technique; business papers, 1931-1936; writings and notes, undated; clippings and printed miscellany, 1914-1974.
Scope and Contents
Reel 4046: ca. 200 photographs of paintings and sculpture by Armer, and of gallery installations of her work; 8 letters received, 1925-1976; writings and notes; resumes; bookplates designed by Armer; and printed miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1896; d. 1977. Armer studied at the Mark Hopkins and later in New York City with Henri, Bellows, and Sloan. During her career she worked as a commercial illustrator as well as a landscape and portrait artist. In the late thirties she experimented with abstraction, a tendency reinforced by contact with the California School of Fine Arts abstract expressionist movement in the late forties. She taught for years in the Bay area and was an active exhibiting artist until her death.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2200 and 4046 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 2200 donated 1974 by Ruth Armer; material on reel 4046 donated 1986 by John and Robert Brantsen.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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