Ruth French

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Ruth French

Nation/Clan: Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Reservation/Wolf
Media: Drawing, painting and woodwork design

Artist Resume:

I never really had any formal training, only in high school, my art teacher, Mrs. Sciandra was a big influence on me to try different kinds of art.

I also won a logo contest by the Seneca Nation to design a crest for the Marshal fleet cars within both territories. For the past 20 years, I have shown my art works and wood works at the NYS Fair Indian Village in Syracuse. My woodwork and artwork can be seen or purchased at my residence in Jimersontown, on the west end of Salamanca.

Artist Statement:

Growing up with my grandmother, Martha Bucktooth, I got to be around to watch and learn her creativity. She could do all kinds of bead work designs, crochet, and sewing. She encouraged me to try different kinds of art medias, she was my best critic. Drawing and painting was always my first passion, but I discovered I was pretty good at woodwork, especially the scroll saw. My designs reflect my native roots and I am very proud to pass on my Grams’ creativity to my daughters.


3670 Center Road, Salamanca, NY 14779
(716) 801-2369


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