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artist , gallery owner

Ina Pruitt, American artist, gallery owner. Recipient 1st award 1st and 2d Artists' Showcase, Eugene, 1960-1961, 1st Favell Museum Western Heritage award, 1977, 1st award for Amazing Grace Seattle Art Show, 1980; named Oregon Artist of Year, 1985; subject of radio progam Stories of Pacific Powerland, 1969. Charter member Women in the Arts.

Background

Pruitt, Ina was born on December 25, 1905 in Kalispell, Montana, United States. Daughter of Andrew Jackson and Amelia Catherine (Hartsook) Collins.

Education

Student, Eugene (Oregon) Bible U., 1923-1926; student, University Oregon, 1923-1925.

Career

Artist, owner, Ina Pruitt Art Gallery, Springfield, Oregon.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Painter working in oils. Illustrator: (poems by E.J. Gilstrap) Round the Fireplace, Undaunted Pioneers. 75 one-woman shows in 5 states, 1959, State Capital Building, 1963-1966.

      Works include portrait Barry Goldwater, 1964, lithographs, poems, sketches in Steens Mountain Heritage Scrapbook (by Janice P. Gutenberg), 1982.

Membership

Charter member Women in the Arts.

Connections

Married Veltie Pruitt, August 13, 1925. Children: Ina, Veltie, David, Janice.

father:
Andrew Jackson Collins

mother:
Amelia Catherine (Hartsook) Collins

spouse:
Veltie Pruitt

children:
Janice Pruitt

Ina Pruitt

David Pruitt

Veltie Pruitt