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artist , educator , writer

Wanda E. Rut, Polish artist, educator, writer. Achievements include invention of cylindrical loom enabling weaving in the round. Recipient 1st prize, Cepelia Art Contest, Warsaw, Poland, 1976, Polish Art Competition, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1977.


Rut, Wanda E. was born on January 5, 1923 in Lwow, Poland. Arrived in the United States, 1976, naturalized. Daughter of Adam Edmunt and Langmoier Anna Binder.


Bachelor in Textile Design, Institute Industrial Arts, Lwow, Poland, 1943. Bachelor in Economics, School Higher Education in Economic, Wroclaw, Poland, 1950. Master of Fine Arts, Academy Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland, 1957.

Student, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1975.


Chairman Art Teaching Division Polish Association Artists and Designers, Warsaw, 1966—1975. Coordinator Tailoring Museum Fashion and Modeling School, 1975. Editor art column Polish-American Weekly Newspaper, New York City, 1978—1980.

Art director Polish Institute Arts and Sciences, 1983. Consultant Polish Museum Foundation, Port Washington, 1984. Art therapist New York City, 1984—1985.

Freelance clothing designer. Teacher various schools, Poland. Costume designer Motion Picture Studios, Wroclaw, Opera House, Prague, Czech Republic.

Board jurors Artist Craftsmen of New York, 1980—1982.


  • Achievements include invention of cylindrical loom enabling weaving in the round.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include 40 shows in various international cities including, Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, 1977, Suffolk County History Museum, Riverhead, Long Island, New York, 1978, Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, California, 1979, Guild Hall Museum, Moran Gallery, East Hampton, New York, 1977, Cepelia Salons, San Francisco, California, 1977, Interchurch Center, New York City, New York, 1980, Pen & Brush Club, 1980 (1st prize, 1980), Donnell Library., 1984, exhibited in group shows at Student Art Show, Moscow, Russia, 1953 (award, 1953), numerous others totalling near 100, exhibitions include Polish Art Weaving, Dresden, East Germany, 1969 (award, 1969), Teachers Head Club, Warsaw, Poland, 1973 (award, 1973), International Book & Press Clubs, Poland, 1974 (award, 1974), Womanart Gallery, New York City, New York, 1978 (1st prize, 1978), Slavic-American Cultural Association, 1983 (award, 1983), numerous others, Represented in permanent collections Polish Institute Arts and Sciences, New York City, New York, Old Warsaw (Poland) Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, Polish Museum Foundation, Port Washington, New York, Slavic Gallery, Glen Cove, New York, Museum Textile Industry, Lodz, Poland, Sport Museum, Warsaw, Poland, Brno, Czech. Republic, Stockholm, Sweden, Parliament of Polish People's Republic, Warsaw, Poland, Physical Education Center, Cairo, Egypt, City Council of Warsaw and Wroclaw, National Teachers Club, Warsaw, Poland, Forum Hotel.


  • Other Interests

    Poetry, writing.


Married Roman Smoleniec, 1977 (deceased 1979). Married Tadewsz Rut, 1958 (divorced 1968). 1 child Tomasr.

Adam Edmunt

Langmoier Anna Binder

Roman Smoleniec

Tadewsz Rut

Tomasr Rut