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Weisberg (Ruth) papers
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Description
Ruth Weisberg, former Dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and long time USC School of Fine Arts faculty member, is a renowned and respected artist and educator. Her work explores issues surrounding women artists and Judaism, and she is especially interested in the techniques of printmaking. Her papers consist primarily of correspondence, both personal and professional, and also contain notebooks, memorandums, reports, photographs, slides, audio visual materials, ephemera and realia, manuscripts and typescripts of articles and essays, teaching materials, records of sales of art, exhibition announcements, and clippings.
Background
Ruth Weisberg, artist and educator, received her BS in Design, 1963, and MA in Art, 1964, both from the University of Michigan. She has had a long and distinguished career as both artist and educator. As an artist, she works in painting, lithography, and drawing. She has had over 80 solo and 190 group exhibitions at institutions ranging from the Norton Simon Museum to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work is included in the permanent collections of 60 major museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norwegian National Museum in Oslo, the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is particularly interested in incorporating Judaism and Jewish themes in her work, and also explores issues surrounding women artists and feminism. Weisberg began teaching at USC's School of Fine Arts in 1970; she was named Dean of the School of Fine Arts in 1995 (retiring from that position in 2010).
Extent
56.2 Linear Feet 81 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.