|Known for||Figure painter, muralist, illustrator|
Ruth Egri (1911-1996) was an American artist, painter, muralist, educator, and illustrator who worked in the Federal Art Project and in the WPA New Reading Materials Program during the New Deal. She is known for her mural at Lincoln Hospital (Bronx, New York), and for teaching mural painting at the Spokane Art Center, Washington.
On top of all her art projects, Egri was also an educator who taught courses at the Spokane Art Center in Washington and the WPA's New Reading Materials Program, sponsored by the NYC Board of Education. Egri was most interested in making art that primarily expressed the female figure.
Egris art works that have been discovered upon her death include:
- 2 sketchbooks
- 14 loose sketches
- 21 drawings
- 13 watercolors
Her illustrations appeared in three children's books.
- "Ruth Egri papers, 1923-1988.". Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "Oral history interview of the board of the Spokane Art Center, 1965 Nov. 18 - Oral Histories". Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "Summary of the Ruth Egri Papers, 1923-1988". Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "Medical murals." Direction 1 (June 1938): cover, 14-15. Photo essay on murals with medical themes in hospitals by Eric Mose and Ruth Egri (Lincoln Hospital, NYC), and Rudolph Crimi (Harlem Hospital). Cover photograph of Mose at work.
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