(ATLANTA) A memorial services for Ruth Knight Laxson will be Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta.
Mrs. Laxson died June 1 in Atlanta.
Born July 16, 1924, in Roanoke, she was the daughter of the late Edward Wilts Knight Sr. and Ruby Melinda Dunson Knight.
According to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, she lived and worked in Atlanta since 1953. After years of printmaking, drawing and performing, Laxson began making artist's books in 1980. She has been a visiting artist at the University of Iowa, Center for the Book; Atlanta College of Art; and Agnes Scott College. Laxson has exhibited shows at the Newberger Museum, SUNY; Rolling Stone Press; Atlanta College of Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; San Antonio Art Institute; and Zeitgenossiche Handpressendrucke, Hamburg. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Fine Arts Academy, New Delhi; Tate Gallery, London; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Yale University Fine Art & Architecture Library; Rhode Island School of Design; and at MOCA GA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earle Laxson of Atlanta; and three sisters, Frances Smith, Annie Mae Wellborn and Linda Mayberry; and three brothers, Edward Knight, E.W. Knight Jr. and James Knight.