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Eva Hesse

 (1936 - 1970)
Eva Hesse was active/lived in New York / Germany.  Eva Hesse is known for modernist imagery, constructions, sculpture.

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Biography   Eva Hesse


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A sculptor who celebrated the absurd by joining unlikely objects, Eva Hesse made pieces with rubber tubing, synthetic resins, cord, cloth, wire, papier-mache and wood.  Many of these works had sexual and organic imagery and reflected the terrors of her early childhood in Nazi Germany.

She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and fled the Hitler regime with her family to become a resident of New York City in 1939 when she was three years old.  Her parents divorced shortly after their arrival, and her mother later committed suicide.

Eva attended the Pratt Institute briefly, Cooper Union for three years, and then Yale University where she earned a B.F.A. in 1959.  Two years later she married the abstract sculpt   ...  Displaying 750 of 14743 characters.

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