Ruth Weisberg (b. 1942) is a Chicago-born artist working primarily in painting, lithography, and drawing. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Michigan. Weisberg began teaching at the University of Southern California, and was later appointed dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts from 1995 to 2010. Much of her work is involved with identities, histories, and memories as her paintings and prints reflect upon the cycle of life and the continuity of generations. Other themes she has repeatedly explored in her work are those of preservation, extinction, and survival. Weisberg’s works can be found in the collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and the Instituto Nationale per la Grafica in Rome, among others.