Ruth Asawa

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Birthday
24, 1926
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Aug 5, 2013 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1926
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Aug 5, 2013 (87)

About

Japanese American sculptor who has been called the "fountain lady" for her works. She received the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects.

Before Fame

She studied at Milwaukee State Teachers College and Black Mountain College.

Trivia

Her best known work may be the "Andrea" mermaid fountain in Ghirardelli Square.

Family Life

She married architect Albert Lanier and they had six children together.

Associated With

She and Ray Johnson both studied at Black Mountain College.