Louise Nevelson

(américain, 1899 - 1988)

black excursion 5 by louise nevelson

Louise Nevelson

Black Excursion 5, 1969

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untitled by louise nevelson

Louise Nevelson

Untitled, 1976 - 1978

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Born in Kiev, Ukraine
Moved Rockland, USA
1929 - 1930
Studied visual and performing arts, including dramatics at the Art Students League
Attended Hans Hofmann’s school in Munich, Germany
Returned to New York and assisted Diego Rivera on murals for the WPA Federal Art Project
Joined the WPA as a teacher for the Educational Alliance School of Art
Studied etching with Stanley William Hayter at his Atelier 17 in New York
1949 - 1950
Worked in marble and terra-cotta and executed her totemic Game Figures
1957 - 1959
Became a president of the Artist’s Equity New York chapter
Received a grand Prize for work in the Art USA exhibition at the New York Coliseum


Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Louise Nevelson: Black, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA
Louise Nevelson, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Selections From The Estate: 1954-1987, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, USA
Louise Nevelson, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, USA
Rediscoveries 1, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, USA
Louise Nevelson: Collages, Pace Prints, New York, USA
Louise Nevelson 1899 – 1988, The Architect of Shadow, Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium
Louise Nevelson, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany (solo)
Advancing Abstraction in Modern Sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
Louise Nevelson, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, USA
Louise Nevelson: Dawns and Dusks, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, England (solo)
Louise Nevelson: Dawns and Dusks, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
Louise Nevelson: Collages, Galleria Il Ponte, Florence, Italy (solo)
The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA
Jesuvian Process, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA
Doppio Songo Dell' Arte (Art's Double Dream), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, USA
De-Natured: Works from the Anderson Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA
Light Time and Three Dimensions, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA; travelled to de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Louise Nevelson: Small Works, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
Louise Nevelson: The Architecture of the Light, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Louise Nevelson: Ceramics and Sculpture, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (solo)
Collecting for the Cause: Activist Art in the 1960s and '70s, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
Continuum: 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York, ACA Galleries, New York, USA
Picasso to Pop: A Growing Contemporary Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
Louise Nevelson, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)

Collections publiques

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield,CT
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, U.K
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven,CT
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend(edited by Brooke Kamin Rapaport). Yale University Press: New Haven
Lisie, Laurie. Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life. Simon & Schuster/ Summit Books: New York, 1990
Wilson, Laurie. Louise Nevelson: Iconography and Sources. New York: Garland, 1981
Nevelson, Louise. Dawns + Dusks: Louise Nevelson (taped conversations with Diana MacKown). New York: Scribner, 1976
Glimcher, Arnold B. Louise Nevelson. New York: Praeger, 1972