Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(1899 - 1988)
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation. Louise Nevelson is known for cubist wood assemblage.
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Biography Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
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Creator of wood assemblages made from found objects and parts of
furniture doused in black paint, Louise Nevelson became the darling of
the New York art world, especially during the last three decades of her
life when her success was assured. She cultivated an artistic
image, was thin and draped clothes haphazardly on her figure, smoked
small cigars, and wore exceedingly long, fake eyelashes.
born Louise Berliawsky in Kiev, Russia, and at age five, moved with her
family to Rockland, Maine where her father ran a lumber yard. In
a town that was mostly Protestant, middle class, white people, she felt
out of place as a Jew and an immigrant. In 1920, she moved to New
York, studied at the Art Students Le
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