Ruel Pardee Tolman (1878 - 1954)

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Woman on a Hillside
oil on board, approx. 7" x 4"

Ruell Tolman had a long professional career at the Smithsonian and became director of the National Gallery. He was born in Brookfield, Vermont, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1902, then came to Washington to study at the Corcoran. Active in the Washington, D.C. art community, he was a nationally recognized painter of miniatures; his work included miniature portraits of 26 presidents. Tolman was also an inventor, a writer, a teacher and a scholar. He was a member of the Society of Artists, Washington.