Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson was born in 1988 in Kiev, and emigrated in 1905 to the United States. She grew up in Rockland, Maine, and then moved to New York . Later on, she returned to Europe to study with Hans Hoffman. On her return to the United States, she worked first as an assistant to Diego Rivera and later as an art instructor in the Works Progress Administration. In 1941, her first solo exhibition was held, and in 1946, she was invited to participate in the annual exhibition at the Whitney Museum, in which she took part in several times. Her numerous exhibitions include her participation in the Venice Biennale in 1962, when she represented the United States. She also exhibited at the Jewish Museum in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Civic Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New yOrk, Palazzo delle Esponsizioni in Rome, and the Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou in Paris. Many of her works also form part of both private and institutional collections, as well as several public art installations in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New YOrk and Philadelphia. Nevelson turned to collages in the mid-50s and these works clearly show the influence of Cubism, which she encountered during research trips to Europe. The collages reveal the artist’s attention to perspective, chromaticism, spontaneity of execution and compositional balance.

LOUISE NEVELSON: Beyond L12, 1977, Ink and collage on paper, signed, 22 x 30 inches

LOUISE NEVELSON: Beyond L12, 1977, Ink and collage on paper, signed, 22 x 30 inches