Ricks, Alta Merle, 1905-2005
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Alta Merle Ricks (1905-2005) was a benefactress for the Ricks School of Gifted Children.Her generosity supported the Ricks Center building project and an endowment fund. She was a regular visitor to the school and attended many events. This collection contains items collected and created by Ricks, unconnected to the school, including family photographs, personal paintings, and various trophies and awards.
File — Box: M454.0003
Abstract Box 3 contains two (2) framed works of art and a framed document from the International Star Registry, designating a star in Alta Merle Ricks' name in 1995. Paintings were created by Alta Ricks and kept at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. One is a landscape, portraying a cabin in a field with a tree in the foreground. Another is a landscape portraying a field, with most of the painting being a cloudy sky.
File — Box: M454.0004
Abstract Box 4 contains three (3) framed works of art created by Alta Ricks, held at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. One is a landscape, in black and white, of a cabin in a field with some pine trees. Another is also a black and white landscape, of a forest. The third is also a black and white landscape, depicting a singular tree.
File — Box: M454.0007
File — Box: M454.0008
Abstract Box 8 contains two (2) framed paintings by Alta Merle Ricks. Both paintings are landscapes. One has mountains in the background, and campers by a lake in the foreground. The other painting portrays snow on more mountains.