Ruth Duncan (1908-2002)
A story told to me by her son. Ruth was exhibiting at an invitational show at the Smithsonian. A handsome man approached her asking how much she wanted for her painting. She replied that she would never sell that painting. He asked her if she would paint another like it and she replied No. It was her favorite painting that she had ever done and she refused to sell. The handsome man asked if she would paint some landscapes near his home. She replied sure thinking she could do some plein air work in the hill country. After her response of yes, he asked her when she could come stating that he would pay for her travel time as well. She replied that she had an open schedule after the show. She then asked where he lived. He replied, Monaco. The handsome man was Prince Rainier of Monaco. She did go and paint in Monaco for the Prince.
Bio: Stephens College, A. A. University of Oklahoma B.F.A. Member: Fellow American Artists Pro League New York City Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, San Antonio Tex. Society of Western Artists San Francisco Calif. River Art Group San Antonio Texas Listed Who’s Who in Art. 15th Edition.
Exhibited Smithsonian Institute , US Nation Galleries Washington DC
Intercontinentale Congres des Palais Monaco
Coppini Academy San Antonio
Witte Museum San Antonio
University of Texas At Austin Texas
St. Mary’s University San Antonio Texas
Stephens College Columbia Missouri
Bee County College Beeville Texas
Lever House Galleries new York City Annual National Invitational
Western Art Exhibit San Antonio Texas
Springfield Invitational Utah
Palo Duro Canyon Invitational
Her works are in 35 States as well as many Countries.