Duckworth, Ruth(American, b. 1919)
Working in a variety of sculptural mediums, Ruth Duckworh has developed a unique aesthetic style that is reminiscent of such cultural figures as Brancusi. Born in Hamburg in 1919, Duckworth fled Nazi Germany, settling in England and studying at the Liverpool School of Art, the Hammersmith School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Moving to Chicago after the war, Duckworth taught at the University of Chicago until 1977. A longtime Chicago resident, Duckworth draws her inspiration from simple geometric shapes and the simplicity of the mediums she employs. Abstract as her pieces are they still manage to convey a definite sense of elegance and ease. An internationally known artist, Duckworth’s art has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and has been featured by well known publications around the world.
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