Ruth Millar (1914-2006) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Ruth Millar was born Lesley Cecile Cossgrove on 24th August 1914 in Palmerston North.

She was educated in Christchurch and studied for seven years at Canterbury College of Art. Her tutors included Leonard Booth, Louise Henderson, Richard Wallwork, and Elizabeth and Cecil Kelly.

Following her marriage to David Millar she painted under the name of Ruth Millar.

Portraits were her first love but her work evolved as her thinking changed, and she progressed to abstract work and focussed on color and different techniques.

Her first exhibition was in 1956/57 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington and she participated in numberous sol and group exhibitions after that.

Her work is held in the permanent collections in Dunedin Art Society, Canterbury Art Society, Christchurch Library collection and the Aigantighe in Timaru,

She died in Timaru 3rd August 2006 aged 92. Edit or add to this biography

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Oil on board, 57 x 95 cm
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