NW Quadrant, West of Rock Creek, Cleveland Park, Female, Visual Arts

Anne Truitt
(March 16, 1921 – December 23, 2004)

3506 35th St. NW, Cleveland Park neighborhood, DC.

Best known as a minimalist sculptor, Truitt also wrote three books about the creative process, Daybook (1982), Turn(1986), and Prospect (1996).  She also wrote poetry and short fiction as a young woman, and translated Germaine Bree’s Du Temps Perdu Au Temps Retrouvé, Marcel Proust and Deliverance from Time (1956).

Truitt lived in DC from 1947 to 1949, while her husband was employed by the State Department; when her husband worked as a journalist, they lived in several cities, including a residence in Japan from 1964 to 1967.  She returned to DC in 1960, where she lived for the rest of her life. 


National Museum of Women in the Arts