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March 24, 1992 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 62, she bought her first real camera, a sale-priced Yashica, picked up as impulsively as a magazine while she was at in an airport en route to Indonesia. "The first three rolls of film came out black," recalls Ruth Mayerson Gilbert, an elegant 82-year-old grandmother whose exotic photographs of everyday scenes have since been exhibited in museums and art galleries worldwide.
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March 24, 1992 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 62, she bought her first real camera, a sale-priced Yashica, picked up as impulsively as a magazine while she was at in an airport en route to Indonesia. "The first three rolls of film came out black," recalls Ruth Mayerson Gilbert, an elegant 82-year-old grandmother whose exotic photographs of everyday scenes have since been exhibited in museums and art galleries worldwide.
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February 27, 1992 | DAVID PAGEL
Meat and Myth: Ruth Mayerson Gilbert's black-and-white photographs capture a strangely graceful ballet in which hooded men in flowing robes balance pork and beef carcasses on their shoulders. Her "Sight Unseen" series, one of three exhibited at Jan Baum Gallery, depicts Parisian deliverers of meat engaged in the simple activities of their daily labor.
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March 1, 1992 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for Westside/Valley Calendar.
Abstract artist and filmmaker Jules Engel has been the director of CalArts' experimental animation program for more than 20 years. When he teaches, he tells students not to be afraid to play while they create. "You must do art with some kind of joy," even if the subject of the piece is serious, he said. "I enjoy doing art. It relaxes me." Engel's recent sculpture and painting at Tobey C. Moss Gallery reflect his delight in the process.
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April 13, 2007 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Ruth Mayerson Gilbert, who bought her first camera at 62 and produced remarkable photographs over the next several decades in one chapter of a fully engaged life, died Saturday at a hospice in Monterey, Calif. She was 97. Gilbert had been in declining health for the last few years, according to her daughter Carla Gilbert, and died of respiratory failure.
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