Ruth V. Zuckerman was a sculptor, painter, and photographer. She was born in New York City in 1923. Her father was an accomplished folk artist and her mother was an actor and poet.

During World War II at the age of 20, Zuckerman joined the women's division of the United States Marine Corps. In 1945, she met Bernard A. Zuckerman, an Army lieutenant and they married a few months later. After the war, the couple settled in New York and had two daughters, Rowann and Laura.

Ruth began taking painting lessons in the 1950s and went on to study at the School of the Visual Arts, The Art Students League, The New School of Social Research, and The Educational Alliance of New York. In the 1950s and 1960s, she explored a variety of different media to create paintings, prints, photographs, and assemblages, but finally settled on stone as her medium of choice. In the late 1960s she began to show her work in New York and New Jersey, receiving favorable reviews.

Ruth moved to Atlanta with her husband in 1970 and established a studio where she later taught classes in stone sculpture. She also served on the board of the Arts Festival in Atlanta for 17 years. Each year she traveled to Pietrasanta, Italy, to seek material for her sculptures and to study with master stone carvers.

By the late 1970s, Ruth had established a mature style of carving simplified yet fluid figures from stone. Her work is largely based on themes of family, love, and protection.

Zuckerman exhibited her work around the southeast from the 1970s to the early 1990s and participated in several group exhibitions in New York and Pietrasanta. From 1983 to 1996. she spent her winters in Longboat Key, Florida, and exhibited at galleries in Sarasota.

Ruth Zuckerman died in Atlanta in 1996 after a short illness. She was 72 years old. In 1997 Kennesaw State University did a major retrospective of the artist's work from 1956-1993. In 1999, Bernard Zuckerman donated 97 of his late wife's bronze and marble sculptures and photographs to Kennesaw State University.

NOTE: Some photos have been edited, this was done to reverse the amount of color-shifting the photos had gone through due to their age. These edits are in hopes to represent the photos in a matter that conveys the colors as they once were.

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