Prowse, Ruth

Ruth Prowse (1883 - 1967) was born in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. Her early years were spent on a farm on the slopes of Devils Peak in Cape Town with her English immigrant parents. Between the years of 1902 and 1908, Ruth spent her time studying abroad at various institutions, namely the Slade School and Royal Academy in London and La Palette in Paris. Upon her return to South Africa in 1908, she began to teach art in Cape Town. Full Biography