Louise Nevelson (1900-1988) was born in Kiev, Russia. At age four, she came with her family to the United States. She studied at the Art Student's League in New York and with Hans Hofman in Munich. She later worked as an apprentice to Diego Rivera on several murals in New York. Although Nevelson's first solo show was in 1941, she did not receive great recognition until the late 1950's. As her maturity and self-confidence developed, she increasingly worked with architects in executing works for outdoor public spaces. Today her works can be seen throughout the United States, with the largest collection in New York City.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, November 1998.
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