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Ruth Ball (December 12, 1879 – December 12, 1960) (born Ruth Norton Ball[1]) was a sculptor and a competitor in art competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Ball was born to Charles and Ida Ball on December 12, 1879 in Madison, Wisconsin.[2] She lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to California in 1918. She would go on to become the Curator of Indian Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art. She was a creative artist and teacher. In the early 1940s, Ball produced a religious figure for a San Diego Catholic church.


Ball exhibited her bronze Mother and Child at the “Contemporary American Sculpture” exhibition at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in 1929. "Mother and Child" was in the permanent collection at the San Diego Fine Arts Society. She excuted the commission for the Emery bronze tablet at the entrance of the Cincinnati Museum Building. She created the eagle for the San Diego Marine Base. She also created the Boy Scout tablet at the San Diego Boy Scout Village in Balboa Park, and the statue of Gertrude Ederle and the Marston Memorial Fountain.

She was a member of the Art Guild, the San Diego Fine Arts Society, the Cincinnati Woman's Art Club.

Her studio was at the Indian Arts Building at Balboa Park. She lived at 4135 Normal Street, San Diego.

Ball died in El Cajon, California on her birthday in 1960.

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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ball