Ruth Payne Burgess
|Ruth Payne Burgess|
|Birth name||Ruth Payne Jewett|
October 11, 1865|
|Died||March 11, 1934
New York, N.Y.
|Spouse||John William Burgess (1885-1931, his death)|
Ruth Payne Burgess, (October 11, 1865 in Montpelier, Vermont — March 11, 1934 in New York), was a naturalistic painter of portraits, still lifes, and genre work. She studied at Barnard College, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League of New York under George de Forest Brush, Kenyon Cox, and James Carroll Beckwith. Her work was shown in nine exhibitions at the National Academy of Design from 1897 to 1906 as well as from 1924 to 1933. A report of the Newport Annual Exhibition in 1915 records a visitor as saying, "The picture I like best is this head by Mrs. Burgess, it's more natural and lifelike than any picture in the whole show". Her work contains orientalist themes.
In 1899 Burgess joined the National Association of Women Artists (NY Women's Art Club). She served as the organization's president from 1905 to 1910 and contributed to its financial growth. She was able to call on friends for money as well as make personal donations. Her donation of five hundred dollars contributed to the association offering a one hundred dollar prize for five years. Burgess was also president of the Art Students League for a period of time.
Additionally, Burgess was a member of groups such as the Academy of Fine Arts of Harford, the American Water Color Society, the Society of New York Painters, and the Allied Artists of America. Burgess was a patron of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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- "Ruth P. Burgess 2D Engaged to Marry: Former Art Student Will Be Wed to Walter E. A. Jaeggi, Swiss Vice Consul Here". New York Times. 1945-09-16.
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- Art and Progress. American Federation of Arts. 1915. p. 407. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- Ronald G. Pisano; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art (N.Y.); National Association of Women Artists (U.S.) (1988). One hundred years: a centennial celebration of the National Association of Women Artists. Nassau County Museum of Fine Art. p. 10. Retrieved 22 July 2013. "When Ruth Payne Burgess assumed the position of president of the Club in 1905 it was a solidly established organization with a ..."
- "Mrs. J. W. Burgess, Noted Artist, Dead". New york Times. Mar 12, 1934.