Gaines Ruger Donoho
|Gaines Ruger Donoho|
Portrait by John Lavery
|Born||December 21, 1857
Church Hill, Mississippi
New York, New York
|Education||Art Students League of New York|
|Spouse(s)||Matilda Ackley Donoho|
Julia Sophia Ruger
|Relatives||Thomas H. Ruger|
Gaines Ruger Donoho (1857–1916) was an American painter.
Gaines Ruger Donoho was born on December 21, 1857 in Church Hill, Mississippi. His father, Robert Donoho (1822–1860), was a Mississippi planter from Virginia, and his mother, Julia Sophia Ruger (1828–1899), was from New England. He grew up on his father's plantation in Church Hill, Mississippi, until the latter was killed during the American Civil War. One of his mother's relatives, General Thomas H. Ruger (1833–1907), had them moved to New England with the rest of her family. He was trained as a painter at the Art Students League of New York in New York City and spent eight years in Paris.
He practised as an Impressionist, Symbolist and Tonalist painter in Manhattan. In 1891, he moved to East Hampton, where he continued to paint. He is best known for his landscape and garden paintings, some of which are reminiscent of Claude Monet's Giverney garden paintings. Additionally, he also did some drawings.
John Lavery (1856–1941) painted his portrait.
He was married to Matilda Ackley Donoho (1862–1939), daughter of Thomas and Caroline Ackley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Wind Flowers (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
- East Hampton Garden (Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages).
- La Marcellerie (Brooklyn Museum).
- Ronald G. Pisano, G. Ruger Donoho (1857–1916): A Retrospective Exhibition (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 1977, 21 pages).
- René Paul Barilleaux, G. Ruger Donoho: A Painter's Path (Jackson, Mississippi: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1995).
- Archives of American Art: Gaines Ruger Donoho
- Phyllis Braff, Resurrecting an Obscure Landscapist, The New York Times, January 14, 1996
- Memorial Exhibition: Paintings by the late Ruger Donoho, The MacBeth Gallery
- Official website: Permanent collection
- Brooklyn Museum
- Levy, Florence Nightingale (1917). American Art Annual, Volume 13. MacMillan Company. p. 314.
- Google Books
- Google Books