Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor
Ceramicist, sculptor, modernist—all of these words describe artist Ruth Duckworth. Although she works in a wide range of materials and techniques, Duckworth is best known for her sculptures in stoneware and porcelain. In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, she has "truly influenced the direction of twentieth-century modernism," according to Elizabeth Broun, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
But don't take our word for it! See her work for yourself. Preview the special exhibition Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery through January 15, 2007.