Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson (1899–1988) moved to New York City in 1920, where she later studied at the Art Students League (1929–30) under the tutelage of Kenneth Hayes Miller. She continued her education by studying with Hans Hoffman in Munich and working as an assistant to Diego Rivera prior to participating in her first group exhibition organized by the Secession Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum in 1935. As a part of the Works Progress Administration, Nevelson taught art at the Education Alliance School of Art and received her first solo exhibition at the Nierendorf Gallery in New York City. During the mid-Fifties that she produced her first series of black wood landscape sculptures. Shortly thereafter, three New York City museums acquired her work: the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased Black Majesty (1956), The Brooklyn Museum purchased First Personage (1957), and The Museum of Modern Art purchased Sky Cathedral (1958). Pace has represented Nevelson's estate since 1963. 

Images
, 1976-78. wood painted black, 60-1/2" x 34-1/4" x 5-1/2" (153.7 cm x 87 cm x 14 cm).
Untitled, 1976-78. wood painted black, 60-1/2" x 34-1/4" x 5-1/2" (153.7 cm x 87 cm x 14 cm).
, 1968. plexiglas, 44-1/2 x 31-1/4 x 10" (113 x 79.4 x 25.4 cm).
Canada Series III, 1968. plexiglas, 44-1/2 x 31-1/4 x 10" (113 x 79.4 x 25.4 cm).
, 1964. wood painted black with mirror, 49-3/4" x 49-3/4" x 10" (126.4 cm x 126.4 cm x 25.4 cm).
Square Reflection, 1964. wood painted black with mirror, 49-3/4" x 49-3/4" x 10" (126.4 cm x 126.4 cm x 25.4 cm).
, 1985. paint, vinyl and wood on board, 51" x 81-1/4" x 7-1/2" (129.5 cm x 203.8 cm x 19 cm).
Untitled, 1985. paint, vinyl and wood on board, 51" x 81-1/4" x 7-1/2" (129.5 cm x 203.8 cm x 19 cm).
, 1959. cardboard, masonite, paint, paper and wood collage on board, 48" x 36" (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm).
Untitled, 1959. cardboard, masonite, paint, paper and wood collage on board, 48" x 36" (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm).
, 1976. wood painted black, 96" x 48" x 30-1/4" (243.8 cm x 121.9 cm x 76.8 cm).
Untitled, 1976. wood painted black, 96" x 48" x 30-1/4" (243.8 cm x 121.9 cm x 76.8 cm).
, 1959-60. wood painted white, 9' 1" x 7' 3" x 1' 1-1/2" (276.9 x 221 x 34.3 cm).
Dawn's Wedding Chapel IV, 1959-60. wood painted white, 9' 1" x 7' 3" x 1' 1-1/2" (276.9 x 221 x 34.3 cm).
, c. 1985. mixed media assemblage, 60-1/8 x 58 x 22" (152.7 x 147.3 x 55.9 cm).
Untitled, c. 1985. mixed media assemblage, 60-1/8 x 58 x 22" (152.7 x 147.3 x 55.9 cm).
, 1964. wood painted black, 8' 4" x 10' 11-1/2" x 1' 6-3/4" (254 cm x 334 cm x 47.6 cm), 16 elements plus 2 part base, 18 parts total.
Untitled, 1964. wood painted black, 8' 4" x 10' 11-1/2" x 1' 6-3/4" (254 cm x 334 cm x 47.6 cm), 16 elements plus 2 part base, 18 parts total.
, 1976-86. welded Cor-ten steel painted black, 17' x 18'9" x 9'6" (51.8 x 57.2 x 29 m).
Night Gesture I, 1976-86. welded Cor-ten steel painted black, 17' x 18'9" x 9'6" (51.8 x 57.2 x 29 m).
, 1979. wood collage, 23-7/8 x 20" (60.6 x 50.8 cm).
Series of an Unknown Cosmos XXXI, 1979. wood collage, 23-7/8 x 20" (60.6 x 50.8 cm).
, 1985. wood painted black, 9' 9" x 11' 7" x 1' 9" (297.2 cm x 353.1 cm x 53.3 cm).
Mirror-Shadow VII, 1985. wood painted black, 9' 9" x 11' 7" x 1' 9" (297.2 cm x 353.1 cm x 53.3 cm).
, 1979. wood painted black, 8' 6" x 10' 7" x 1' 4" (259.1 cm x 322.6 cm x 40.6 cm), 9 elements plus base, 10 parts total.
Cascade VII, 1979. wood painted black, 8' 6" x 10' 7" x 1' 4" (259.1 cm x 322.6 cm x 40.6 cm), 9 elements plus base, 10 parts total.
, 1976-80. Cor-ten steel painted black, 11' 6" x 14' 4" x 5' (3.505 m x 4.369 m x 1.524 m).
Frozen Laces-Four, 1976-80. Cor-ten steel painted black, 11' 6" x 14' 4" x 5' (3.505 m x 4.369 m x 1.524 m).
, 1976-80. Cor-ten steel painted black, 11'6" x 21'6" x 3'9" (35.1 x 65.5 x 10.4 m) right: 9'2" x 8' x 4' (27.9 x 24.4 x 12.2 m) left: 11' x 12'5" x 30" (33.5 m x 37.8 m x 76 cm).
Night Wall - Frozen Laces, 1976-80. Cor-ten steel painted black, 11'6" x 21'6" x 3'9" (35.1 x 65.5 x 10.4 m) right: 9'2" x 8' x 4' (27.9 x 24.4 x 12.2 m) left: 11' x 12'5" x 30" (33.5 m x 37.8 m x 76 cm).
, 1971. Cor-ten steel painted black, 12' 8" x 3' 4" x 3' 4" (386.1 cm x 101.6 cm x 101.6 cm).
Night Tree, 1971. Cor-ten steel painted black, 12' 8" x 3' 4" x 3' 4" (386.1 cm x 101.6 cm x 101.6 cm).
, 1973. wood painted black, 8' 5-1/4" x 13' 10" x 6" (257.2 cm x 421.6 cm x 15.2 cm), 9 elements plus 2 part base, 11 parts total.
End of Day Nightscape, 1973. wood painted black, 8' 5-1/4" x 13' 10" x 6" (257.2 cm x 421.6 cm x 15.2 cm), 9 elements plus 2 part base, 11 parts total.

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Untitled , 1976-78. wood painted black, 60-1/2" x 34-1/4" x 5-1/2" (153.7 cm x 87 cm x 14 cm).