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ID: 500077806
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500077806

 

Record Type: Person
Asawa, Ruth (American sculptor, 1926-2013)

Note: 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.

Names:
Asawa, Ruth (preferred,V,index)
Ruth Asawa (V,display)
Lanier, Ruth Asawa (V)
Asawa Lanier, Ruth (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Japanese-American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
printmaker
graphic artist

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Norwalk (Los Angeles county, California, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student at (person to institution) ....  Black Mountain College  
............................................................  (American liberal arts college, active 1933-1957) [500125890]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Asawa, Ruth (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor, 1926-2013) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American sculptor, printmaker, b.1926) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, 1926-2013) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Asawa Lanier, Ruth ........ [VP]
.....................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 29 November 2007
Asawa, Ruth ........ [BHA Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP Preferred]
........................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 29 November 2007
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
........................  Romney, Ruth Asawa, Los Angeles Times (2013) obit.
Lanier, Ruth Asawa ........ [BHA, VP]
.....................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 29 November 2007
.....................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Ruth Asawa ........ [MoMA, VP]
......................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, MoMA, VP]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 29 November 2007
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n86835007
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n86835007
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  Romney, Ruth Asawa, Los Angeles Times (2013) obit.
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Romney, Ruth Asawa, Los Angeles Times (2013) obit.
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