Asta Ruth-Soffner

Biography

Publicity, illustrations, jackets. Born Asta Soffner 21 October 1910 in Sonderburg. 1928-31: studied at the Berlin Kunstschule, training as an art teacher. Taught briefly at the Stuttgart Freie Kunstschule. Editor and designer for the publisher Ullstein. Editor of Die Dame for many years. Early 1950s: working in Stuttgart as commercial artist, book illustrator and painter of murals and set decorations. 1967: living in Stuttgart. Wife of Gottlieb Ruth.

Writings by

    ‘Hans Schweiss’, Graphik, 1954, 8, pp. 418-23

Writings about

    Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Advertising art in post-war Germany’, Graphis 34, 1951, pp. 58-79, esp. pp. 68, 73
  • Graphis, 1952, p. 383 (calendar)
  • Glory Harris, Commercial calendars’, Graphis, Nov./Dec. 1956, p. 488
  • brief biography, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1953, p. 56
  • Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1942, 6, p. 38
  • Hans Kuh, ‘Asta Ruth-Soffner’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1964, pp. 40-45.

Exhibitions

  • Amerikahaus, Stuttgart, 1949
  • Falkenhaus, Würzburg, 1954
  • Heilshof, Worms, 1956
  • Galerie Lutz & Meyer, Stuttgart, 1956.