Introduction
Ruth Aiko Asawa (January 24, 1926 – August 5, 2013) was an American sculptor. She was known in San Francisco as the "Fountain Lady". Asawa has work that is included in the art collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art 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.
Wikidata
Q7382874
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Introduction
Best known for her woven-wire hanging sculptures. During WWII, she and her family were held in internment camps for Japanese Americans, first at the Santa Anita racetrack in Los Angeles, then in Rohwer Arkansas. After the war Asawa attended Black Mountain College where she met her husband, the architect Albert Lanier. She donated fifteen of her iconic wire pieces to the De Young Museum in San Francisco in 2005. She was known for her commitment to public art projects and advocacy of art education.
Nationalities
American, Japanese-American
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Graphic artist, Sculptor
Names
Ruth Asawa, Ruth Asawa Lanier
ULAN
500077806
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