Nevelson Louise (Berlyavskaya Leah Isaakovna), 1899 - 1988

The artist of emigration, sculptor, painter, graphic artist. She was born in Pereyaslav (currently Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky). In 1904 her family emigrated to the United States. In 1920 she settled in New York. She studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League (1920 - 1930). In 1931 she moved to Munich to continue her education at the S...

The artist of emigration, sculptor, painter, graphic artist. She was born in Pereyaslav (currently Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky). In 1904 her family emigrated to the United States. In 1920 she settled in New York. She studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League (1920 - 1930). In 1931 she moved to Munich to continue her education at the School of Art under the guidance of G. Hoffman. In 1932 - 1933 worked as an assistant of D. Reverie on frescoes in the School of new jobs in New York. In 1941 - 1946 held a series of solo exhibitions in prestigious Nierendorf gallery in New York. Solo exhibitions were held in 1955 - 1958. In the Grand Central gallery she was led as a sculptor into the circle of the leaders of American modern art. In 1967, Whitney Museum organized a major retrospective exhibition of works by the artist. Had been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1979), Honorary Doctor of Oxford (1966), Columbia (1977), and Boston (1978) universities. Commander of the Legion of Honor. In 1979 the square in Lower Manhattan, where seven sculptures of the artist were set, was called LouiseNevelson. Her works are kept in the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum (all in New York City), the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Hirschhorn (all in Washington) and in the Art Museum of Rockland (Maine).

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