Ruth Whaley grew up in England and Germany and moved to the US after graduating from the University of Cambridge.
She completed a Ph.D. on the subject of landscape in 19th century literature at Harvard before starting a professional career in finance.
After 30 years of executive and board experience in fixed income and risk management, Ruth returned to her interests in the arts.
In 2016 she retrained as a painter New York Academy of Art, completing the Certificate of Fine Art in 2016, followed by the MFA degree in 2018.
She is a Barbara Bodichon fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge, and is the 2018 recipient of the Dahesh Museum of Art Award. Ruth lives in New York City.