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(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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Night Wall - Frozen Laces by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonNight Wall - Frozen Laces, 1976–1980Cor-ten steel painted black
Pace Gallery
Floating Cloud, Cryptic VII by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonFloating Cloud, Cryptic VII, 1977Wood painted white
9.5 x 35.9 x 32.1 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonUntitled, 1977 Pace Gallery
Sky City I by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonSky City I, 1957–1959Wood painted black
208.2 x 157.5 x 40.6 cm
Pace Gallery
Symphony 3 by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonSymphony 3, 1974Polyester resin
46.4 x 46 x 5.1 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonUntitled, 1976–1978Wood painted black
152.4 x 79 x 23 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
Untitled by Louise Nevelson contemporary artwork
Louise NevelsonUntitled, 1955Cardboard, 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
Louise NevelsonUntitled, 1971Wood painted black
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery

Louise Nevelson Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Louise Nevelson, Yin Xiuzhen, Louise Nevelson & Yin Xiuzhen at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
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21 September–15 November 2019 Louise Nevelson, Yin Xiuzhen Louise Nevelson & Yin Xiuzhen Pace GalleryHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Chewing Gum III at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
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25 May–4 July 2019 Group Exhibition Chewing Gum III Pace GalleryHong Kong

Louise Nevelson Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery Seoul, New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Beijing

Louise Nevelson In Related Press

An Art Show for Food Lovers Related Press An Art Show for Food Lovers 18 November 2019, The New York Times

Artists have illustrated food and drink throughout the ages. An exhibition, What’s for Dinner? A Brief History of Food in Art, surveys 20 th -century interpretations by more than 30 artists. It includes works by Édouard Vuillard, Georges Braque, Kazimir Malevich, Arman, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson and Anh Duong.

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LOOSE CANON Related Press LOOSE CANON 21 October 2019, ARTFORUM

IN JUNE, NEW YORK'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART WENT DARK to put the finishing touches on its contentious five-year expansion, which promised to put $450 million and 47,000 square feet of Diller Scofidio + Renfro architecture toward fostering a 'deeper experience of art' across boundaries of media, geography, and identity. Today, MoMA emerges from its...

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What abstraction can teach us about race and the colour black Related Press What abstraction can teach us about race and the colour black 18 August 2016, Hyperallergic

Blackness in Abstraction is one of the best opportunities in years to face the riddle of the color black and the phenomenon of blackening. No one could have anticipated that the show’s run would coincide with this summer’s eruption of racially charged violence. But recent police brutality makes these explorations of the color black as...

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A university with a playground attached: Frances Morris's vision for Tate Modern Related Press A university with a playground attached: Frances Morris's vision for Tate Modern 19 June 2016, Apollo Magazine

How does it feel to be the new director of Tate Modern just as the new building is about to open? It feels good, of course it feels good, as I have been very much part of Tate for a long time. But everything has always been a little bit of a push; it is a complicated organisation, and it’s taken a lot of advocacy internally, to create...

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