Bethesda Fine Art

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. She was born in Czarist Russia, and studied in Germany and Paris before she moved to the US to raise her son and pursue her art career. She was a creator of wood assemblages made from found objects and parts of furniture doused in black paint. In 1941, she had her first one-woman show at the Nierendorf Gallery in New York. In 1959, she was one of ”Sixteen Americans” in an important Museum of Modern Art exhibition. In the mid-1960s, she began welding found objects to steel, and directed a team of workers to make her black painted sculptures. In 1962 she made her first museum sale to the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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