This American Regionalist painter-printmaker was most associated with New York City, her birthplace and where she studied at the Art Students League. A prodigy, she exhibited with Robert Henri and George Bellows at the age of nine.
She had a fondness for the American South, especially Georgia, where she executed a WPA-era post office mural in Lawrenceville. She drew on visits to Savannah, Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans, Louisiana, for her highly sought after scenes of Southern life in the 1930s and ‘40s.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia has a full biography at https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/andree-ruellan-1905-2006
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