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Louise Bourgeois

1911-2010

Louise Bourgeois was a famous French-American artist and sculptor. She was extremely influential in modern and contemporary art and she became publicly recognised as the founder of the Confessional art movement. She studied art at several reputable schools including Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Ecole du Louvre, and Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After marrying her American husband, Robert Goldwater, and moving to New York City, Louise Bourgeois turned her focus to sculpture. During this time, her artistic creations would often exude themes of loneliness, anxiety, and betrayal. She often used junkyard scraps and driftwood that she would then carve into upright wood sculptures.