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Louise Nevelson

1899 - 1988
Kiev, Ukraine

14 Works exhibited on Kooness

Works by Louise Nevelson

Bicentennial Dawn

1976

64.77 x 86.36cm

Male Nude

1932

20.3 x 24.7cm

Two Nudes

1930

24.13 x 38.735cm

Lady Godiva

1930

31.1 x 38.7cm

Male Model Posing

1930

27.94 x 41.91cm

Jumbo

1966

44.45 x 60.3cm

Archaic Figure

1953

62.23 x 86.36cm

Animal Kingdom

1953

62.23 x 86.36cm

Seated Women

1934

48.3 x 30.5cm

Aquatint IV

1973

71.1 x 54.6cm

3917,91 €

Jungle Figures III

1955

55.2 x 54.6cm

3917,91 €

Night Leaf

1969

32.4 x 32.4 x 7cm

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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 1930's 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.