Ruth Frieder Fuhrer collection

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

.25 linear foot (1 box) of material consisting of printed papers, black and white photographic prints, and a scrapbook documenting the work of Chicago painter Ruth Frieder Fuhrer.

Biographical Historical Note

Ruth Frieder Fuhrer (1903-1970) graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago and also studied at the Delecluse Academy in Paris, in addition to painting at artists' colonies in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Saugatuck, Michigan. Primarily a landscape painter, she exhibited in numerous group shows in Chicago and in solo exhibitions in both Chicago and New York. She began her career as Ruth Frieder and later used her married name, Ruth Fuhrer.