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art educator

Ruth Bass, American art educator. Recipient Women's Research and Development Fund award, City University of New York, 1986-1988; fellow, Arts & Society, 1981, Bronx Community College, 1979-1980, 1986-1987; grantee, State University of New York Research Foundation, 1975-1976, City University of New York Women's Research and Development Fund, 1986-1987, Bouchard Foundation, 1992; Humanities fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1990.

Background

Bass, Ruth was born on October 11, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Samuel and Beatrice (Wexler) Gilbert.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1960. Master of Arts, New York University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1978.

Career

Lecturer University Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963—1964, Queens College, New York City, 1965—1966. Instructor New York University, 1980—1981. Faculty Bronx Community College, City University of New York, 1965—1969, assistant professor, 1970—1978, associate professor, 1978—1981, professor art, since 1981, project director National Endowment of the Humanities educational grant, 1984.

Art critic Art News, since 1979. Curator Contemporary Images, Mendik Company, 1986. Art writer Arts Magazine, Art World, Art America, McGraw-Hill Dictionary Art, Dictionary 20th Century Art, Dictionary Art, Macmillan London.

Correspondent Art-Talk, since 1986. Member University committee research awards City University of New York, 1990—1994. Speaker International Conference Humor Art, Missillae, France, 1992, 10th International Humor Congress, University Paris, 1992, Clemson University, South Carolina, 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board advisors Artists Choice Museum, 1980. Moderator Panel Realist Art sponsored Brooklyn Museum & Louis Abrons Arts Living Center, since 1980. Curator, director Bronx Community Galle, 1987—1988.

Member of American Association of University Professors, American Society Aesthetics, Art Students League New York, International Society Art Critics, International Association Art Critics, College Art Association.

Connections

Married Harvey Bass, April 15, 1967. 1 child Michael.

father:
Samuel Gilbert

mother:
Beatrice (Wexler) Gilbert

spouse:
Harvey Bass

child:
Michael Bass