Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999

Bowman, Ruth, b. 1923
Curator, Art historian
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 21.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 21.1 linear feet. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writing and related research materials include her thesis, "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ruth Bowman (1923- ) is an art historian and museum educator who worked in New York City and Los Angeles.

Donated by Ruth Bowman in 2004.

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  • Research material including correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and printed material on Cezanne, Thomas Eakins, and Picasso: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Ruth Bowman, 200 East 66th Street, Apt. B-2101, New York, NY 10021.
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