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Molly Jane Monheit Edit Profile

artist , writer

Molly Jane Monheit, American Artist, writer. Recipient fellowship Aurelia Reinhart, 1945-1947. Precinct chairman Representatives, Lafayette, 1954-1970; social chairman Valley View Estates, Lafayette, 1954-1980. Member Society Western Artists, American Women Artists, East Bay Watercolor Society, Audubon Society, American Field Svc. (president 1970), Diablo Art Association (president), Alpha Gamma Delta.

Background

Monheit, Molly Jane was born on August 5, 1922 in Yakima, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Laurel LaVergne and Edna (Bracewell) Lugar.

Education

Student, Art Center School, California, 1942. Bachelor magna cum laude, Washington State University, 1944. Master of Arts, Mills College, 1947.

Career

Clerk, artist, consultant, Papyrus, Lafayette, California, 1976-1997;retired, 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited paintings in Washington, Texas, and California. Principal works represented in permanent collections in private homes and museums in 38 countries. Contributor articles to Bird Watchers Digest.

Membership

Precinct chairman Representatives, Lafayette, 1954-1970. Social chairman Valley View Estates, Lafayette, 1954-1980. Member Society Western Artists, American Women Artists, East Bay Watercolor Society, Audubon Society, American Field Service (president 1970), Diablo Art Association (president), Alpha Gamma Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel on birding trips, track and field (California senior champion 100m for age group 1980-1992).

Connections

Married John Palmer Ruckel (deceased 1952). Children: Gail Ruckel, Andrew Ruckel. Married George Monheit, December 7, 1962 (deceased 2007).

1 child, William.

father:
Laurel LaVergne Lugar

mother:
Edna (Bracewell) Lugar

spouses:
John Palmer Ruckel

George Monheit

children:
Gail Ruckel Monheit

Andrew Ruckel Monheit

William Monheit