Artist of the Month: Louise Nevelson

The seventh artist that will be highlighted is: LOUISE NEVELSON:untitled.png

According to her Wikipedia page: “Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.

Born in the Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine), she emigrated with her family to the United States in the early 20th century. Nevelson learned English at school, as she spoke Yiddish at home.

By the early 1930s she was attending art classes at the Art Students League of New York, and in 1941 she had her first solo exhibition. A student of Hans Hofmann and Chaim Gross, Nevelson experimented with early conceptual art using found objects, and dabbled in painting and printing before dedicating her lifework to sculpture. Usually created out of wood, her sculptures appear puzzle-like, with multiple intricately cut pieces placed into wall sculptures or independently standing pieces, often 3-D. One unique feature of her work is that her figures are often painted in monochromatic black or white. A figure in the international art scene, Nevelson was showcased at the 31st Venice Biennale. Her work is seen in major collections in museums and corporations. Nevelson remains one of the most important figures in 20th-century American sculpture.”

To learn more about Louise, please check out the rest of her Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Nevelsonfamous-artists-studios-muses-54__880.jpg

There is a great site dedicated to Louise: http://www.louisenevelsonfoundation.org:Louise website.PNG

To learn more about Louise, please check out one of her biographies: “Louise Nevelson: Art is Life” (2016) by Laurie Wilson and “Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life” (1990) by Laurie Lisle. 

Please check out some of Louise’s sculptures below: 

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Please check out the White Rooster Studio Facebook page during the month of December for more photos of Louise and images of her work.

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