(1899 – 1988), Ukraine

Louise Nevelson Biography

Louise Nevelson (b. 1899, Kiev; d. 1988, New York) moved to New York City in 1920, where she later studied at the Art Students League (1929–30) under the tutelage of Kenneth Hayes Miller. She continued her education by studying with Hans Hoffman in Munich and working as an assistant to Diego Rivera prior to participating in her first group exhibition organized by the Secession Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum in 1935. As a part of the Works Progress Administration, Nevelson taught art at the Education Alliance School of Art and received her first solo exhibition at the Nierendorf Gallery in New York City. During the mid-Fifties  she produced her first series of black wood landscape sculptures. Shortly thereafter, three New York City museums acquired her work: the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased Black Majesty (1956), The Brooklyn Museum purchased First Personage (1957), and The Museum of Modern Art purchased Sky Cathedral (1958). Pace has represented Nevelson's estate since 1963. 

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Louise Nevelson (b. 1899, Kiev; d. 1988, New York) moved to New York City in 1920, where she later studied at the Art Students League (1929–30) under the tutelage of Kenneth Hayes Miller. She continued her education by studying with Hans Hoffman in Munich and working as an assistant to Diego Rivera prior to participating in her first group exhibition organized by the Secession Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum in 1935. As a part of the Works Progress Administration, Nevelson taught art at the Education Alliance School of Art and received her first solo exhibition at the Nierendorf Gallery in New York City. During the mid-Fifties  she produced her first series of black wood landscape sculptures. Shortly thereafter, three New York City museums acquired her work: the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased Black Majesty (1956), The Brooklyn Museum purchased First Personage (1957), and The Museum of Modern Art purchased Sky Cathedral (1958). Pace has represented Nevelson's estate since 1963. 

Louise Nevelson Featured Artworks

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Dark Cryptic XXV by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork sculpture
Louise Nevelson Dark Cryptic XXV, 1975 Dark Cryptic XXV, 1975, black painted wood
41.9 x 40.6 x 40 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork sculpture
Louise Nevelson Untitled, 1976–1978 Wood painted black
167 x 115.6 x 19 cm
Pace Gallery
Collage by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Louise Nevelson Collage, 1974 Black paint, paper, and cardboard on wood board
92.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm
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Hollis Taggart
Sky City I by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork mixed media
Louise Nevelson Sky City I, 1957–1959 Wood painted black
208.2 x 157.5 x 40.6 cm
Pace Gallery
Symphony 3 by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork sculpture
Louise Nevelson Symphony 3, 1974 Polyester resin
46.4 x 46 x 5.1 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork sculpture
Louise Nevelson Untitled, 1976–1978 Wood painted black
152.4 x 79 x 23 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork mixed media
Louise Nevelson Untitled, 1955 Cardboard, masonite, mirror, paint and wood collage on board
91.4 x 90.8 x 8.3 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork sculpture
Louise Nevelson Untitled, 1971 Wood painted black
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery

Louise Nevelson Recent & Recent Exhibitions

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Louise Nevelson Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA
Pace Gallery East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles +4

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