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Louise Nevelson    (American, 1899-1988)

 Louise Nevelson - from: FACADES (Prints and Multiples) h: 22.8 x w: 17 in / h: 57.9 x w: 43.2 cm
Louise Nevelson
from: FACADES 1966
 
 Louise Nevelson - Untitled (Paintings) h: 36 x w: 36 in / h: 91.4 x w: 91.4 cm
Louise Nevelson
Untitled circa 1975
 
 

Biographie
1899 Born: Kiev, Russia
1905 Moved to the U.S and settled in Rockland, Maine
1929 - 1930 Studied visual and performing arts, including dramatics at the Art Students League
1931 Attended Hans Hofmann’s school in Munich, Germany
1932 Returned to New York and assisted Diego Rivera on murals for the WPA Federal Art Project
1937 Joined the WPA as a teacher for the Educational Alliance School of Art
1947 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
1959 Received a grand Prize for work in the Art USA exhibition at the New York Coliseum
1966 Became vice-president of the International Association of Artists
Received Honorary Degree from Western College for Women in Oxford, OH
1969 Received a MacDowell Colony Medal in Peterborough, NH
1973 Received a honorary degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA and Columbia University in New York, NY
1985 Received a National Medal of Arts from President Ronald Reagan
1988 Died: New York, NY
2000 Was the subject of a set of Louise Nevelson commemorative stamps issued by the U.S Postal Service

Expositions
2013 Midnight Party - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Louise Nevelson: Black - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
2012 Louise Nevelson - Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Selections From The Estate: 1954-1987 - Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
2011 Louise Nevelson - Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA
Rediscoveries 1 - Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Louise Nevelson: Collages - Pace Prints, New York City, NY
Louise Nevelson 1899 – 1988 - The Architect of Shadow - Artiscope, Brussels
2010 Louise Nevelson, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany(solo)
Advancing Abstraction in Modern Sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, VA
Louise Nevelson, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
2009 Louise Nevelson: Dawns and Dusks, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, U.K (solo)
Louise Nevelson: Dawns and Dusks, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Louise Nevelson: Collages, Galleria Il Ponte, Florence, Italy(solo)
The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2008 Jesuvian Process, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
Doppio Songo Dell' Arte (Art's Double Dream), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
2007 De-Natured: Works from the Anderson Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Light Time and Three Dimensions, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson, The Jewish Museum, New York ; travelled to: de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA(solo)
2007 The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson, The Jewish Museum, New York ; travelled to: de Young Museum, San Francisco
2006 Louise Nevelson: Small Works, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA(solo)
Louise Nevelson: The Architecture of the Light, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
2005 Louise Nevelson: Ceramics and Sculpture, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA(solo)
Collecting for the Cause: Activist Art in the 1960s and '70s, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Continuum : 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2004 Picasso to Pop: A Growing Contemporary Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Louise Nevelson, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA(solo)
2003 Louise Nevelson: Selections from the Farnsworth Art Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Going Modern at the Allen: American Painting and Sculpture 1950-1980, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
Imagine - Selections from the permanent collection, Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami, Miami, FL
2002 True Grit: Seven Female Visionaries Before Feminism, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Louise Nevelson: Structures Evolving, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
2001 Louise Nevelson, Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris, France(solo)
Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1999 Drawings, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Louise Nevelson, Sculpture and Collages, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
1998 Louise Nevelson: Sculpture and Drawings from the 1940s, Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY(solo)
The 60s in the Seventies, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Assemblage: More Than Meets The Eye, Choate House Gallery, Pace University Pleasantville, Pleasantville, NY
1994 Louise Nevelson, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy(solo)
The Box: From Duchamp to Horn, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
1991 10 Sculptors of the New York School, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Louise Nevelson, Michel Soskine Inc., New York, NY(solo)
1983 Nuclear Weapons Freeze Benefit Exhibition, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1967 Louise Nevelson,The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA(solo)
Sculpture: A Generation of Innovation, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Publications
2009 The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend(edited by Brooke Kamin Rapaport). Yale University Press: New Haven
1990 Lisie, Laurie. Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life. Simon & Schuster/ Summit Books: New York, 1990
1981 Wilson, Laurie. Louise Nevelson: Iconography and Sources. New York: Garland, 1981
1976 Nevelson, Louise. Dawns + Dusks: Louise Nevelson (taped conversations with Diana MacKown). New York: Scribner, 1976
1972 Glimcher, Arnold B. Louise Nevelson. New York: Praeger, 1972
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