Skip to Content

Blumka, Ruth, Mrs.

German, c. 1920 - 1994

Zickel, Ruth


Ruth Zickel was the daughter of Nadja and Frederic Zickel, German Expressionist dealers in Munich. In 1939 she came to the United States, where she met Leopold Blumka of the Blumka Gallery in New York. The Blumka Gallery had been established in Vienna in the 1880s and moved to New York in the late 1930s, specializing in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art. In 1942 Blumka and Ruth married, and she joined the Blumka gallery, which still operates on East 72nd Street in New York City under the directorship of Tony Blumka.

Reif, Rita. "Ruth BLumka, 74, an Art Dealer and Donor to Many Museums," The New York Times, 12 October 1994
Moonan, Wendy. "A Family's Affair with the Renaissance," The New York Times, 27 January 2006.
Related Content

Limit to works on view

Limit to works with online images

Limit to works of classification:

Limit to works of artist nationalities:

Limit to works belonging to editions:

Limit to works created between:

Limit to works containing styles:

Limit to works containing photographic processes:

Find works executed in:

Find works containing subject terms:

Find works with an alternate reference number (for example, Key Set number) containing:

  • Filters:
  • View: