The Story of Ruth — Ruth Jerusha Stolle 1897 – 1985 Artist and Educator
The Story of Ruth — Ruth Jerusha Stolle 1897 – 1985 Artist and Educator by Joyce Swenson Bant
“It is not an imparting of limited knowledge or technical skill but a spontaneous enthusiasm. Teachers must inspire or they are nothing. No matter how terribly tired I got, I never was weary for in teaching I usually walked on air.”
-Ruth Jerusha Stolle
Ruth Stolle, a prolific artist, considered herself first and foremost an educator, a profession for which she had great respect. Ruth taught art for many years in the northern Wisconsin schools of Tripoli and Prentice in Price County. She was part of the American Red Cross International School Art Program and the Wisconsin Rural Art Movement. Along with local and state recognition, Ruth received the National Gallery of Art award for Distinguished Service to Education in Art in 1966. This book brings to life her struggles and triumphs and paints the portrait of a woman who left a far reaching legacy through the many contributions she made to her community, state, and nation.