Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.egriruth
Creators:
Egri, Ruth, 1911-1996
Dates:
1923-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, letters, writings, sketchbooks, art works, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs and subject files.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, including resumes, exhibition chronologies, and a certificate from the Master Institute of the Roerich Museum, 1934; letters from Egri's parents, Ilona and Lajos Egri and other family members, 1951-1988; letters from art institutions, 1935-1988; general correspondence, undated, 1969-1988, including letters from Ralph Fabri and Judith Blam; writings by Egri, including artists' statements, drafts for two short stories, and two notebooks from classes at the Roerich Museum, 1934, "Theory and Design" and "Dynamic Symmetry" (retyped in 1988), each containing original art work;
Scope and Contents
art works, including 2 sketchbooks, 14 loose sketches, 21 drawings, and 13 watercolors; clippings, 1929-1987; ca. 70 exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1946-1987 and undated; photographs of Egri, her parents, brothers, and ca. 100 of her works of art; subject files pertaining to Egri's work for the WPA Federal Art Project, 1938-1939, including her mural for Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., mural painting courses taught by Egri at the Spokane Art Center, Washington, and the WPA's New Reading Materials Program, sponsored by the NYC Board of Education, regarding Egri's illustrations for three children's books.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Figure painter, muralist, illustrator, educator, New York, N.Y. and Wilmington, Del. Studied at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and the Master Institute of the Roerich Museum with Howard Giles. She also painted and exhibited in Taos, N.M. with her brother Ted Egri. Her subject was primarily the female figure.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Ted Egri, is the younger brother of Ruth Egri Holden.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women painters -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Figurative painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Egri, Ted, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egri, Ilona Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egri, Lajos, 1888-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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