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Linda Ruth Gissen, American Sculptor. Recipient sculpture ribbons Metropolitan Artists Association, 1985-1989, Woman of Achievement award Beth-El Richmond, 1989, merit award WHRO, 1992, bronzeaward American Interfaith Institute, 1992, Best in Show award Stockley Gardens Art Show, 1993, also others; commissioned to create 1st Holocaust Memorial by Catholic Diocese, Richmond, 1987.


Gissen, Linda Ruth was born on August 16, 1937 in Newark. Daughter of Max R. and Ruth H. (Michaels) Mayer.


Student, University Michigan, 1956. Bachelor in sociology, University Cincinnati, 1959. Postgraduate, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1979.


Teacher art, Open High School, Richmond, Virginiateacher art, Dwight Englewood (New Jersey) Preparatory Schoolteacher art, Teaneck (New Jersey) Arts Magnet Schoolteacher art, Riverdell Adult Education Center, River Edge, New Jerseyteacher art, Virginia Beach (Virginia) Public Schools. Lecturer Muscarelle Museum Art, Williamsburg, Virginia, Bergen Cmty. Museum, numerous others.

Art consultant; guest curator, juror, judge for art exhibitions.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include ArtSpace 1306, Richmond, Bergen Community Museum, Paterson (New Jersey) Museum, Robbins Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey, Working Gallery, Virginia Beach, numerous others. Exhibited in group shows American Artists Professional League, University Virginia Art Mus, Charlotesville, American Interfaith Institute, Beth Ahabah Museum, Richmond, Sculpture Center, New York City, Valentine Museum, Richmond. Represented in numerous permanent collections, including Newark Museum, Skirball Museum, Cincinnati, Rockford (Illinois) Art Museum, The White House, also numerous private collections.

      Various commissions.


President Jewish Community Council, Teaneck, 1982-1984, Virginia Chapter American United for Seperation of Church and State, 2000-2006. Member American Craft Council, Society North American Goldsmiths d'Art Center, Virginia Artists Business Development Association (charter, juried), National Advisory Board.


Married Ira Gissen, July 29, 1956 (deceased). Children: Laura Porter, Emily Gissen Dreyfus, David.

Max R. Mayer

Ruth H. (Michaels) Mayer

Ira Gissen

Laura Porter Gissen

Emily Gissen Dreyfus Gissen

David Gissen