Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982

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Ruth Gikow (b. 1915-d. 1982), painter, printmaker, muralist, illustrator, seriographer. She was born in the Russian Ukraine, emigrating to New York City with her parents in 1920. She studied under John Steuart Curry at the Cooper Union Art School from 1932-1935. She also studied with Louis Ross, Louis Schanker and Raphael Soyer. After working as an assistant mural painter on the Federal Art Project, Gikow was awarded a commission to paint a mural for the Bronx Hospital. Her book illustrations include Crime and Punishment, and History of the Jews in America. Gikow was married to painter Jack Levine.
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referencedIn Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gikow, Ruth : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982. Ruth Gikow papers, 1933-1982. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bethers, Ray, 1902-. Ray Bethers papers, 1949-1950. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf GIKOW, RUTH. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. Writings and interviews, [195-]-1979. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
creatorOf Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982,. Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1968 Oct. 24-Oct. 28. Archives of American Art
creatorOf S. J. Perelman Papers, 1914-1987 Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Seroka, Lenore. Lenore Seroka photographs, 1977-1984. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-. Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gikow, Ruth, 1915-. Ruth Gikow : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Gikow, Ruth : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982,. Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1964. Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Art Expositions (Firm). American Art Expositions, Inc. records. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982,. Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1968 Oct. 24-28 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982,. Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1964 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith American Art Expositions (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Bethers, Ray, 1902- person
associatedWith Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jacob, 1917- person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith Levine, Jack, 1915- person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Nordness, Lee. person
associatedWith Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Selvig, Forrest, person
associatedWith Seroka, Lenore. person
associatedWith Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
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Illustrators
Muralists
Painters
Painters
Painting, Modern
Printmaker
Serigraphers
Social realism
Women artists
Women painters
Art, American
Art
Jewish artists
Artists' studios
Federal aid to the arts
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Birth 1915-01-16

Death 1982

Americans

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