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