GREAT SCLUPTOR WITH FABU LASHES....LOVERS INTO HER 90'S , MY ICON
Happy birthday, Louise Nevelson! Born on August 23, 1899, Nevelson was a visionary sculpture, transforming founding objects into fine art. The multilayered and monumental wood assemblages she sculpted were as bold and original as their creator. In 2000, the U.S. Postal Service issued a pane of five stamps to honor Louise Nevelson’s contribution to art.
The only biography of this important American sculptor, Louise Nevelson is the story of an artist who became a legend in her time. Born in a Russian village, she grew up in Maine and married a wealthy New Yorker. As her dedication to art grew, she abandoned her husband and neglected her son. She found inspiration in old wood, creating a rich iconography of blackened images.
A large group of Farnsworth Art School students paint a nude model in 1946. The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, is one of the Northeast's great cultural treasures, with America's second-largest collection of works by the great sculptor Louise Nevelson and hundreds of works by Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth.