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Louise Nevelson


American sculptor who studied in Hans Hofmann and was known on her behalf grayscale sculptures, such as for example Clown restricted rope walker. She went to art classes on the Artwork Students Group of NY. Several sculpture backyards in NY featured her function. Bernard Nevelson wedded her in 1920. She provided delivery to her kid in 1922. She was inspired with the cubist design of Pablo Picasso.

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Date Of Birth September 23, 1899
Place Of Birth Russia
Profession Sculptor
Education Art Students League of New York
Nationality American, Russian
Children Myron Nevelson
Parents Isaac Berliawsky, Mina Sadie
Awards American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals, Honorary degree, National Medal of Arts
Star Sign Libra

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1In April 2000, the United States Postage Service issued a book of postage stamps featuring five of her designs of the following: Silent Music I, Royal Tide I, Black Chord, Nightsphere-Light, and Dawn's Wedding Chapel I to celebrate the artist's one hundredth birthday.
2She was awarded the 1985 American National Medal of the Arts for her services as a sculptress and artist by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
3Mother of son, Myron "Mike" Nevelson who is also a sculptor and artist in Fairfield, Connecticut.
5Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 654-656. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.



Two Men of Storm King2005Video documentaryHerself
Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Masters of Modern Sculpture Part III: The New World1978DocumentaryHerself

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Sculptors at Storm King1992Video documentaryLouise Nevelson

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1On art: Some of us come on earth seeing -- some of us come on earth seeing color.
2On truth: Character is the architecture of the being.
3On motherhood: People should think a million times before they give birth. The guilts of motherhood were the worst guilts in the world for me. They were really insurmountable. You see, you are depriving another human being of so many things, and the other party also knows it. That struggle blinds you. That's the price, the great price.
4On her art: My work is delicate; it may look strong, but it is delicate. True strength is delicate. My whole life is in it.

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