This is the work of my mother, Ruth E. Muehlmeier (b.1925)
Ruth Ewart was born in 1925 in Wauwatosa, WI and graduated from Wauwatosa West High School. Her art education continued at the School of the Chicago Art Institute and Wisconsin State Teachers Collage. In the late 1940s she spent time painting in Yucatan, Mexico, before marrying Peyton Muehlmeier in 1951 and starting a family. Ruth Ewart Muehlmeier usually signs her work REM. She was active in the Milwaukee art community and taught Art History for 18 years (1960s and 1970s) at Layton School of Art (now MIAD) and Marquette University. Ruth was president of Wisconsin Painter's & Sculptors (now WVA) for many years and was the organizations archivist until the late 80s. Ruth was awarded lifetime membership in WVA for her service to the organization in the 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's.
Ruth's work created in the late 40s through 50s has a timeless quality and I believe is some of her best. REM maintained studios in Brookfield (mid 1950s-1970), Oconomowoc (1970-2010) and Jupiter, FL where she spent most of the winters after retiring from teaching. At 93 years old, she no longer creates new work but her daughter, Christine Style has many of her works and assists Ruth in sharing her work in painting and drawing. Her work spans a range of genres, from abstract still lifes, landscapes and inventive figurative paintings in the late1940s and 50s, palm reading hand and line abstractions in 60s and 70s to more representational grand still life watercolor and acrylic paintings in the 80s and 90s.
Contact Christine Style at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in seeing more of her painting and drawings.
Below is a sample of her works.