Remembering Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa - Sculptor
January 24, 1926 - August 5, 2013
One of California's most admired sculptors has died at the age of 87.
Ruth Asawa was an American artist, who was nationally recognized for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and her activism in education and the arts.
Born in Norwalk California and living in San Francisco, she was a Bay Area treasure.  She was lovingly known as "The Fountain Lady" for the many fountains she created, the most famous being the Hyatt Fountain on Union Square.


Below you will find books that talk about her art, her life during the Japanese Internment, and a book that celebrates women artists.

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa



The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa : Contours in the Air

Topaz Moon


Topaz Moon : Art of the Internment 

by Chiura Obata

On Women Turning 70



On Women Turning 70 - Honoring the Voices of Wisdom   

by Cathleen Rountree         


- Terye