Ruth Duckworth collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. 0.2 linear feet (2 boxes) of material consisting of exhibition brochures and catalogues (1977–1994) and biographical booklets (1994–1999) for artist Ruth Duckworth.

Biographical Historical Note

Born in 1919 in Germany, Ruth Duckworth was a distinguished modernist sculptor who specialized in ceramics. She was a professor at the University of Chicago 1964–1977, and lived the rest of her life in Chicago. While at the University, she was commissioned to do a series of murals (Earth, Water, and Sky, 1967–1968) for the Geophysical Sciences Building. Many of her works are on display in locations in Chicago, including the Chicago Board Options Exchange Building and the Art Institute.