Ruth Forrest was a native Rhode Island artist who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1940s. Upon graduation she accepted a teaching position at the Cranston Schools where she remained for 38 years as an art instructor. During those productive years, Ms. Forrest explored printmaking and watercolor painting. The majority of her woodcuts, wood engravings, and linoleum cuts were executed within a ten year period between 1940 and 1950. These works were exhibited throughout the East Coast in juried exhibition, including the Art Association of Newport, Northeast Printmakers Association, the Print Club of Philadelphia, the International Printmakers, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design.