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Transcript of Louise Nevelson
Where is the artist from?
What type of artwork did she create?
She created wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.
Born: September 23rd, 1899
By Sarah Antonacci
Died: April 17th, 1988
Descriminated against for being Jewish
Went mute for 6 months after
her father moved to America to
look for work
Wasn't paid well for her artwork
until her 60s
Worked into her 80s
There is a wooden wall at ISU.
She was born with the name Leah Berliawsky
Her birth name means beauty and grace
Awards she won:
American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal
Brandeis University Creative Arts Award in Sculpture
Honorary Degree, Havard University
Honorary Degree, Rutgers University
National Institute of Arts and LEtters
National Medal of Arts
Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture
She was married to Charles Nevelson and they had a son named Myron (Mike). After 21 years of marriage they got a divorce. She didn't want to be the socialite wife that Charles wanted her to be.