biography of Ruth Manerva BENNETT (1899-1960)

Birth place: Momence, IL

Addresses: Hollywood, CA

Profession: Craftsman, teacher, painter

Studied: Pomona Col., B.A.; ASL; Otis AI; Chouinard AI, and with Armin Hansen, John Carlsen, Emily Mocine, George Bridgman, Millard Sheets, Karoly Fulop, E. Vyseda, R. Schroeder

Exhibited: San Diego, Cal., 1927 (prize); Arizona State Fair, 1931 (prize); Cal. AC, 1925, 1926 (prize), 1927-1933; P.&S. of Los Angeles, 1926-32; Younger Painters of Los Angeles, 1929; Calif. WC Soc., 1931-33; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Los A. County Fair, 1927 (prize), 1932 (prize), 1933 (prize), 1934 (prize), 1936 (prize), 1937 (prize); LACMA, 1934 (prize); Tri-Craft Gld., 1937 (prize); Gardena, Cal., 1952, 1953

Member: Cal. WC Soc.

Work: panel, Westchester H.S. Lib.

Comments: Position: instr., Woodcarving, Los Angeles City & County Sch., 1934-.

Sources: WW59; WW47. More recently, see Hughes, Artists in California, 44.

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