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    RUTH MONRO AUGUR (American, 1886-1967)
    WPA Mural Study, circa 1930
    Oil on canvas laid on board
    42 x 41 inches (106.7 x 104.1 cm)
    Signed lower right: Ruth Monro Augur

    Throughout her career, Ruth Munro Augur completed five public murals that were commissioned by the WPA. This featured study was submitted for the San Antonio Post Office mural program, and, although the commission was eventually given to New Mexican artist Howard Cook, Ruth Auger became an artist most recognized for her murals. Born in Austin and raised in Denver, she studied at the Student School of Art. In 1905 she won a scholarship to the New York School of Art, where she was a student of Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase. About ten years later, she studied in California at Carmel for summer school, the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    16th Wednesday
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