After the success of last months exhibition which saw over £2000 raised for Wac Arts. The Ruth Leibman trust has kindly donated six paintings to be sold in an online exhibition. All proceeds from the sales of the painting go to Wac Arts.
|Fruit Basket, Walnut and Knife 1995 – £300||Alleyway with walking figure – £300||Seated Female Figure – £300|
|View from the park – £400||Paddy on Hampstead Heath – £500||Daydream- £600|
If you would like to come and view any of the six paintings please contact Hayley.Butler@WacArts.co.uk who can arrange this.
About Ruth Leibman:
Ruth Sylvia Leibman was born in Glasgow in 1927. The following year she moved with her parents to the small town of Koppies in the northern Orange Free State of what was then the Union of South Africa. In the 1930’s the family moved to Johannesburg where Ruth completed her schooling and then attended art school. In 1948 at the age of 21 she moved to London where she lived for the rest of her life, attending art school — the Camberwell School of Art — and teaching art until she went freelance after a number of years. She lived and worked in Belsize Park, in apartments which doubled as living quarters and studios, at 55 Fellows Road and eventually at 55A Belsize Park Gardens where she died on 5th August 2000 at the age of 73.
She left a body of work with the express wish that one or more retrospective exhibitions should be mounted after her death. These artworks passed into the ownership of The Ruth Leibman Will Trust which due to circumstances beyond its control lost access until the Trust was in a position to retrieve them in May 2014.
Wac Arts will be welcoming Ruth’s work back to Wac Arts in April when we will be holding an exhibition of her beautiful and vibrant still life paintings with a focus on flowers. More news on this exhibition in the new year.