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Ruth Asawa, artist known for intricate wire sculptures, dies at 87
Ruth Asawa, artist known for intricate wire sculptures, dies at 87

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco sculptor recognized as a major post-WWII American modernist for her intricate hanging wire creations, died early Tuesday, her daughter Addie Lanier said. She was 87. Asawa, who as a Japanese American woman navigated decades of discrimination as well as internment during the war, had a lasting effect on the arts in San Francisco, where she moved in 1949 to join her husband, architect Albert Lanier. In addition to breaking the barriers of craft with her crocheted wire sculptures, Asawa dedicated herself to fostering the arts for local youth and adults. She co-founded the Alvarado Arts Workshop for schoolchildren in 1968 and followed up in 1982...

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