Ruth Lingen | Women Can’t Be Artists

Women Can’t Be Artists, 2013 
(Special to the New York Times, Feb 27, 1910) 
Letterpress from handset type on handmade paper 
4 1/4 x 5 inches 
Edition of 75

Public Collections: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

Ruth Lingen (b. 1958) lives and works in New York City, where she has established a distinguished career as a master printer and book artist. Lingen has collaborated with over 70 celebrated artists, including Jim Dine, Robert Creely, KiKi Smith, Chuck Close, Leonardo Drew, Shepard Fairey, James Siena, and Robert Ryman. Lingen received a BFA from the University of South Dakota and earned an MFA in 1984 from the University of Madison, Wisconsin. In 1982, while studying with Walter Hamady and Joe Wilfer in Madison, WI , she established Pootë Press, publishing limited editions books with artists using both traditional and innovative letterpress, papermaking and bookbinding techniques. After moving to New York, she established Pace Paper in 2009, a Brooklyn studio of Pace Prints. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Walker Museum, as well as in over twenty libraries.