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Carolyn M. Ruff Edit Profile

director , Art gallery owner

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 of Minnesota, 1968; Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1976.

Career

Elementary teacher, Mounds View Public School, St. Paul, 1968-1970; teaching assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1975-1976; director, Art Dealers Associations, Minneapolis, 1984-1987; owner, director, Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, 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.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travelling, 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:
Per Jordan Ruff

Veronika Lis Ruff