Ruth Gikow (January 16, 1915 Ukraine - 1982 New York City) was an American artist.
She emigrated to New York City in 1920. She studied at the Cooper Union Art School, where she studied with Austin Purvis, Jr. and John Stewart Curry. She joined the New York city WPA Federal Arts Project. In 1939, she was commissioned to paint murals for Bronx Hospital, Rockefeller Center and the New York World's Fair. She married artist Jack Levine. In 1979 she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1982.
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