Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Framed gouache watercolor painting, with pencil sketch visible underneath paint, of a scene with three arches with twisted Corinthian columns; ionic columns line the sides. The center arch is coffered. Arches and columns are painted yellow. Lower right-hand corner signed "Lowenstein." Sticker on the back of frame says "Panel 3." It is presumed to be a set design.
Jane Oppenheim Russo created and donated a sculpture and two printed copies of two of her watercolor paintings. The sculpture is a figure sculpture of a woman and comes with a base and a card.
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.
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.