(1926 - 2013)
Ruth Lanier Asawa was active/lived in California, North Carolina. Ruth Asawa is known for woven wire sculpture-fountains, figure drawing, graphics.
Biography Ruth Asawa
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
Ruth Asawa, an Artist Who Wove Wire, Dies at 87
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: August 17, 2013
Her daughter Aiko Cuneo confirmed the death.
Ms. Asawa had been shunted from one detention camp to another as a child before blossoming under the tutelage of the artists Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, Franz Kline and Josef Albers. Gaining notice in the art world while still a student, she soon began building a wider following with abstract wire sculptures that expressed both the craftsmanship she had learned from Mexican basket makers as well as her ambition to extend line drawings into a third dimension. Many of these were hanging mobiles.
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