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Watercolor by Ruth Taff Agnew (1899-1884)

Watercolor by Ruth Taff Agnew (1899-1884)

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This is an original watercolor painting by Ruth Taff Agnew, a contemporary artist known for her floral and nature-themed expressionist and impressionist style. The painting is signed by the artist and comes matted. It measures 15.5 inches in length and 11.5 inches in width. The artwork features flowers and plants and is a one-of-a-kind piece. It is handmade using watercolor on illustration board. A certificate of authenticity is not included.

This piece is from The rek Gallery's "rescued artwork" collection and has not been officially appraised or certified. The artwork is sold "as is."

Ruby Taff Agnew was an American artist born in Missouri on December 12, 1899.  Agnew was a long-time resident of San Diego, CA.  She died there on August 1, 1984.


Ruby Agnew (1899-1984) was born in San Diego and demonstrated artistic talent early in life. An art major, she graduated with honors and now, a retired floral designer, she has for the past ten years, dedicaled her life to oil and water color painting.

Her subjects, in vivid color, express feeling for mountain, sea and desert... and old abandoned farms. The latter perhaps, suggesting a deep feeling for the past.

Among her teachers were Alfred Mitchel, Chester Burg, Ralph Love, Robert Landry, Stan Sowinski and Jean Chua Shen of the University of California at San Diego. And the combination of her talent, together with the efforts of these fine teachers, are reflected in her receiving awards from the California Women's Club, the San Diego Art Institute, The Carlsbad Show, best in the Mission Bay Art Festival, Southwest Art Gallery and the San Diego Federated Women's Club.

Ruby Agnew also teaches the Los Artistos Art Group and holds private classes.

Her art membership include the San Diego Watercolor Society, Coronado Art Guild, Southwestern Artists Associa-tion, San Diego County Art Mart Association, Del Gardens Arts and Crafts Guild, San Diego County Art Club, The Fine Arts Association, Artisans of San Diego, National City Art Association, East County Art Association, Mission Bay Art Guild, Foothills Art Association and The Fine Arts Society of San Diego.

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