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Ego Echo

Ruth Knight Laxson

lithograph print


22.25 x 29.5 inches

56.5 x 75 centimeters

about the work

Ego Echo is the more colorful of the two Ruth Knight Laxson prints in Spartanburg Art Museum's collection. Featuring vibrant teal and cherry red inks along with 

about the artist

Georgia artist Ruth Knight Laxson was an Atlanta-based printmaker, sculptor, painter, and bookmaker. She studied printmaking, painting, and drawing at the Atlanta College of Art (now part of SCAD) and began making artist books in 1980. She won numerous grants and awards throughout her career, including being invited as a guest artist at Rolling Stone Press in 1993, when she created the two works "Ego-Go" and "Ego Echo" in Spartanburg Art Museum's collection.

Laxson exhibited her work in dozens of solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including GA, NY, VA, LA, MD, TX, and FL, and internationally in England, Canada, and Germany. Her works can be found in the collections of MoMA, NYC; the V&A and Tate Gallery in London; the Rhode Island School of Design; MOCA GA, and the High Museum in Atlanta, GA. She passed away on June 1 2019 at the age of 94.

MOCA GA Director Annette Cone-Skelton remembers Laxson as “a remarkable woman of great strength and talent, with an insatiable thirst for wisdom and understanding of the human experience...she was an inspiration to all who knew her and her abundant imagination.”

Special thanks to MOCA GA and Blair Hill for research assistance.

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