Theme/Style Modernism, California Regionalism, still lifes
Media Oils, watercolors
Artistic Focus Considered progressive in her artistic approach, Ruth Powers Ortlieb helped establish the San Diego Moderns in the early 1930s. “The synthesis of Regionalism and Modernism she brought to her work is unique to the California Scene movement of the time.” She exhibited frequently throughout California in the 1930s and early 1940s. She traveled to Asia, Europe, Canada and Mexico, using her travels as the inspiration for her artistic efforts.
• A native of Riverside, California, Ruth Powers
Ortlieb studied with several San Diego artists and began exhibiting in
San Diego in the late 1920s.
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