Ruth Greer (1936-2004) was born in a small town in Texas, where she had limited access to art. A move to San Francisco as a teenager brought new opportunities, and soon she was exploring museums and studying painting. It was the beginning of a long career in fine art that would take her back to Dallas to study sculpture, painting and art history, and then to France, Italy, Portugal and Greece. She settled for a number of years in Athens, and exhibited her glowing Impressionistic canvases in Europe and the United Sates. Inspired by her travels, Greer's specialty was street scenes, often from Paris, but also of other European cities.
See a painting by Greer in our collection.