Famous Artist #7

Louise Nevelson

Born 1899 and died 1988

She is an American sculptor known for her single color usually big works.

By exploring with conceptual art and painting she found her love of sculpture.

After HS she worked as a stenographer at a law office.

1930’s she took a sculpture class at the Educational Alliance by Chaim Gross. Also in the 30’s she started to show her work. While gathering fire wood she started tinkering.

In the 50’s she showed her work as much as possible and had a lot of good reviews about her work but she was not financially stable. To help make money she gave classes. During this time her work started to get bigger and bigger.

She used what ever she could find in the city. She used all kind of materials in her life time, from wood to metals.

She joined the Martha Jackson Gallery where she began to get back on her feet financially. During her time at the gallery she was unsuccessful and left and was on the brink of being where she once was. During the time she was offered a fellowship program at the now Tamarind Institute.