Ruth Martha Kochta, American (1924 - 1979)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 5, 1924, the daughter of Henry and Anna Braun Evers, she attended local schools and was the Valedictorian of the graduating class of 1942 at Newtown High School in Queens.

Mrs. Kochta was an accomplished abstract painter and was well known in the New York City art community. She owned and operated her own gallery in Greenwich Village, Manhattan for many years.

She was a resident of Flushing/Queens for thirty years until moving to Lenox in 1983. She also operated the Clark Whitney Gallery at 25 Church Street until her retirement in 1997.

Ruth Martha Kochta, died October 2, 2003 at at Berkshire Medical Center shortly after being stricken at home.

She is survived by her son: Alan J. Kochta of Flushing, New York; and her daughter: Carol A. Young of Elmhurst, New York; and her three grandchildren.

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STUDIED
  Queens College
  Privately with E.B. Whitaker and Leo Manso
  Art Students League with Rudolf Baranik, Julian Levi and Bruce Dorfman
   
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
  Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York
  Elizabeth Ney Museum, Austin Texas
  Wadsworth Atheneum, hartford Connecticut
  Philathea Museum, New Britain, Connecticut
   
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
  National Academy
  Pan American College
  Audubon Artists
  New York International Art Show
  Southwest Texas State University
  Del Mar College
  Texas A&I University
  Fairleigh Dickenson University
  Shiela Nussbaum Gallery, New Jersey
   
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  Ocean County College
  Guild Gallery, New York City
  Green Gallery, North Carolina
  Imperial Gallery, New York City
   
SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
  First and Merchants Bank, Richmond, VA
  National Bank of North America, NY
  Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ
  Sutton Publishers, White Plains, NY
  Webb & Athey, Virgina Beach, VA
  Davis & Phillips, Virginia Beach, VA
  Shalimar, Staten Island, NY
  Siben Holding Corp. NY
  Drs. Whitmore and Rawls, Ltd, VA
  Philathea Museum, Canada
  General Electric, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
   


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