Louise Nevelson


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Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Born in Czarist Russia, she emigrated with her family to the United States in the early 20th century when she was three years old. Nevelson learned English at school, as she spoke Yiddish at home. By the early 1930s she was attending art... more »

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  • I was given the gifts of the artist, and the trouble that goes with them: So I have that blessing, and there was never a time that I questioned it or doubted it.... For forty years, I wanted to jump o...
    Louise Nevelson (1900-1988), U.S. sculptor. As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980). Said in 1975.
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