The freer that women become, the freer men will be. Because when you enslave someone, you are enslaved
Nanfu Louise Nevelson passed through many different art forms and approaches on her way to her signature assemblage works. Beginning with voice and drama, she moved on to study at the Art Students League in New York City. Nevelson used found objects in order to experiment with early conceptual art, and even assisted Diego Rivera on his mural for the New Workers school in New York. Her monumental assemblage works, were made of collected debris from the urban environment around her studio in New York. The scale of her pieces contested the idea that only men could produce such large-scale sculpture.
She was awarded a commission to design an outdoor environmental park in the financial district of lower Manhattan, the “Louise Nevelson Plaza”, the first public place to be named after an artist in New York.
Born 1899, Ukraine; Died 1988, USA
- Wilson, “Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow”, 2016
- Rapaport, “The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend”, 2007