Ruth Asawa

Visual Artist

1926 – 2013

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Who was Ruth Asawa?

Ruth Asawa was a American sculptor. Known in San Francisco as the "fountain lady", her work is included in prominent art collections such as those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney in New York. She was a driving force behind the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts, which was renamed the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts in 2010 in tribute to her.

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Born
Jan 24, 1926
Norwalk
Also known as
  • Ruth Asawa Lanier
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Japanese American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Black Mountain College
    (1946 - 1949)
Lived in
  • San Francisco
    (1949 - )
  • Black Mountain
    (1946 - 1949)
  • Milwaukee
    (1943/08 - 1946)
  • Rohwer War Relocation Center
    (1942/09 - 1943/08)
  • Arcadia
    (1942/04 - 1942/09)
  • Norwalk
Died
Aug 5, 2013
San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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