Louise NEvelson. Samantha Bartell 4. 19. 11. Louise N evelson. Born Leah Berliwsky in 1989 Born in Russia, of Russian Jewish Heritage Brought to America as a child in 1906. Childhood Life.
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4. 19. 11
Born Leah Berliwsky in 1989
Born in Russia, of Russian Jewish Heritage
Brought to America as a child in 1906
Lousie grew up in Rockland Maine where her father was a timber merchant. She often played in her fathers timber yard.
Her childhood experiences may have exposed her to wood as her medium for sculpture later in life.
Married in 1920 to Charles Nevelson; who was a wealthy ship owner.
Together they moved to New York.
Two years later, Louise gave birth to their son, Myron Mike Nevelson.
Photo from 1922
While in New York, Louise began to study art.
In 1928, she enrolled in New York’s Art students league to painting and sculpture.
In two years she decided that sculpture was for her.
Once she started, it was hard for Louise to gain and establish a major reputation.
A lack of sculptural tradition in the United States.
By the 1950s, twenty years after she started making art, she emerged as a very popular figure in American Art.
Freestanding sculptures from wood that was finished in a plain white color of usually
BLACK, GOLD, or WHITE.
Louise is known as the Heir of Abstract Expressionism.
Louise felt that New York was changing before her very eyes, and that was what really inspired her to create what she did.
In American artists on art she writes, “…Many of my works are reflection of the city…”
Her home was being altered with new styles, new ideas, new buildings by the minute, and Nevelson did her best to translate that into a sculpture. And she succeeded.
Others who helped her along the way are
A couple movements also developed,
minimalism and feminist art.
Even a few artists were influenced by her type of art, according to the artstory.com, artist by the names of;
Mark di Suvero,
Willem De Kooning
Louise Nevelson’s establish a major reputation.“Junk” Sculptures
The Manipulative Stage (2-5)
The Symbol-Making Stage (6-9)
Learn about the qualities of the art around them., textures, colors, smells, tastes, weights and other properties.
Lesson plan: Group Project
Learn about symbols, themes, such as events at school.
Start to include much more detail in their art.
The Preadolescent Stage (10-13)
More receptive to instruction, and they start to achieve their skills in painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Original Lesson Plan
Each make their own sculpture.