Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Artist and Educator: Ruth Asawa

“Art is for everyone.”
—Ruth Asawa

A sheet of twenty stamps featuring Ruth Asawas wire sculptures and a photo of the artist Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was a groundbreaking a Japanese-American artist who is primarily recognized for her beautiful and intricate wire sculptures. However, she was also a passionate arts educator. Asawa strongly believed everyone should be empowered to create and experience art in their own lives. USPS recently released commemorative Ruth Asawa Forever stamps depicting several of Asawa’s sculptures.