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Carolyn M. Ruff

Carolyn M. Ruff, American art gallery owner, director. Member Minneapolis Institute Art, Walker Art Center (directors circuit since 1976, collector's circuit since 1993).

Background

  • Ruff, Carolyn M. was born on April 18, 1947 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Alfred Henry and Marion Lucille (Pearson) Cheese.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1968. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1976.

    Career

    • Elementary teacher Mounds View Public School, St. Paul, 1968-1970. Teaching assistant University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1975-1976. Director Art Dealers Associates, 1984-1987.

      Owner, director Carolyn Ruff Gallery, since 1989. Contemporary arts guide Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, since 1986. Associate Minneapolis College Art, since 1993.

      Consultant Department Defense School, Tokyo, 1970-1973, Fulda, Germany, 1973-1975, Minnetonka (Minnesota) Public School, 1976-1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Minneapolis Institute Art, Walker Art Center (directors circuit since 1976, collector's circuit since 1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, tennis, reading, art collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Stephen McAlpin Ruff, August 16, 1968. Children: Veronika Lis, Per Jordan.
    • father: Alfred Henry Cheese
    • mother: Marion Lucille (Pearson) Cheese
    • spouse: Stephen McAlpin Ruff
    • children: Veronika Lis Ruff
    • Per Jordan Ruff
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    Born April 18, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Minnesota
    • 1976
      University Minnesota
    • 1968 - 1970
      Elementary teacher, Mounds View Public School
    • 1975 - 1976
      teaching assistant, University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      director, Art Dealers Associates