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ⓘ Ruth Penington




                                     

ⓘ Ruth Penington

Ruth Penington was an American artist, jeweler and activist for the arts.

Penington was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and grew up in Seattle. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in the 1920s, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Penington was instrumental in the founding of the Northwest Printmakers Society, the Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Friends of the Crafts in Seattle and the World Craft Council in New York City.

Her work is included in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum.