Partner Ruth Bernhard

Queer Places:
9710 Baltic Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102
353 E 56th St, New York, NY 10022

Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006) moved to Los Angeles in 1936, but returned to New York City during World War II. Around 1943, she met Eveline (Evelyn) Phimister (1908-1996), an artist who designed fabric, wallpaper , window displays, and sets for Broadway shows. They lived together in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles for about ten years. Although Bernhard had many love relationships, Phimister was the only person with whom she ever lived.