Monday, November 2, 2009
r.i.p Ruth Duckworth
I never met Ruth Duckworth, but I wish I had. She died at 90 on Oct 18th, in Chicago. Her work was playful, elegant, sophisticated yet earthy. Sometimes it seemed to epitomize modernist form, sometimes it seemed more personal. After leaving nazi Germany to study in London, she made her way to the states, where she taught at the University of Chicago. Her studio was a converted pickle factory.