Ruth Asawa papers, circa 1948-2007.


Asawa, Ruth. Ruth Asawa papers, circa 1948-2007.

Ruth Asawa papers, circa 1948-2007.

Correspondence, drawings, commissions, project files, etc.

142 linear feet.

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Born in Norwalk, California, Asawa is known for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and activism in education and the arts. In 1945, she attended Black Mountain College, where she was taught by Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, and Merce Cunningham, through whom she met David Tudor. Starting in 1960, she began to make drawings of family and friends, including Tudor. From the description of Portraits of David Tudor [graphic] / Ruth Asawa. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat recor...

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Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 (person)

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Josef Albers was born in Bottrop, Germany, on March 19, 1888. He studied art in schools in Berlin, Essen, and Munich before joining the Bauhaus school in 1920. From the completion of his studies in 1923 until the school was closed by the Nazis in 1933, Albers remained at the Bauhaus as a teacher. In 1933 Albers joined the faculty of Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he remained until 1950 when he accepted an appointment as chairman of the Yale University Department of Design. He re...