Discipline: Visual Art

Ruth Chaney

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1942

Ruth Chaney (1908-1973) was an American artist. She was born in Kansas City, MO, and worked in New York. Using the mediums of lithographs and woodcuts, Chaney often printed scenes of everyday life in the city, highlighting fixtures such as street lamps, stoplights, and staircases in alleyways. Her works are currently displayed at the Smithsonian Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



Ruth Chaney worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio‚Äôs structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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