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Louise Nevelson

1899-1988

American sculptor Louise Nevelson was born in Perislav, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire. Nevelson’s career in the world of art emerged amongst the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1929, she went to art classes at the Art Students League of New York after emigrating in the early twentieth century. She made use of wooden objects discovered within piles of debris in urban areas to create giant installations, demonstrating a clear influence by Marcel Duchamp.