Grassroots Art Center

Kathy Ruth Neal

On display
year round

Kathy Ruth Neal (deceased) was born in Oakland, California. She spent much of her life working as a TWA flight attendant. After being diagnosed with cancer, following successful treatment, she began to whittle and never stopped carving.

She said, "I think my lifelong interest in colors, painting and drama is a gift from my Grandfather, Walter Whipple, who was a silent screen actor and make-up artist. Many of my wood carvings depict what I consider to be vignettes of American life: events of the day, at the movies, the circus or politics. How I came to carve wood, however, is a mystery."

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