Introduction to Ruth


“She always knew how to put on a meal for ten on absolutely nothing…”— Addie Lanier, Asawa’s daughter

 

Asawa photographed by her friend Imogen Cunningham, 1951. Photo © Imogen Cunningham Trust. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (FF.1211, Paul Lanier on Patterned Blanket), 1961. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (FF.1211, Paul Lanier on Patterned Blanket), 1961. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa drawing loquats at night, 1998. Photo by Aiko Cuneo. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa's 8th grade class photo, 1939. Courtesy Estate of Ruth Asawa

Asawa at Black Mountain College, c. 1948. Photo © Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer

Asawa and husband Albert Lanier, 1969.
Photo © Laurence Cuneo

Asawa and husband Albert Lanier, 1969. Photo © Laurence Cuneo

Asawa with five of her six children, 1964. Courtesy Ladies Home Journal. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa with five of her six children, 1964. Courtesy Ladies Home Journal. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

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