Ruth Duckworth, Untitled #374493, 1993. Stoneware 17 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches.

Born in 1919 in Hamburg, Germany.

As a German Jew, Ruth Duckworth had to leave her native Germany in order to study art during the rise of Hitler. She moved to London, where she attended Kensington School of Art. She lived in England until 1964, when she was invited to teach sculpture at the University of Chicago. She has remained in the U.S.; after years of creating functional stoneware, she has continued to produce ceramic sculpture like Untitled #374493 that reflects her mastery of the medium.

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