RUTH WALL (1917-2009)
Ruth Wall was an American painter and printmaker. She was an Abstract Expressionist, and yet she also loved the figure. She served in the Army during WWII, and became a pilot, physical therapist, and an officer. She left the service in 1949. She studied and made many of her prints at the California School of Fine Art in San Francisco. She often said that art was a way of living and a way to make living more, but not a way to make a living. She created for the joy of the process, valuing her creativity over all else. Wall and her body of lithographs were the subject of a book, titled Love of the Stone, which accompanied a 2007 exhibition at the Art Exchange Gallery in San Francisco.