Louise Bourgeois

American and French sculptor (1911-2010)

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist.[1] She was best-known for her installation art and large-scale sculptures. She was also a painter and printmaker.

Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois portrait
drawing by Arturo Espinosa, 2013
Born
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois

(1911-12-25)25 December 1911
Paris, France
Died31 May 2010(2010-05-31) (aged 98)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
NationalityFrench-American
EducationSorbonne, Académie de la Grande Chaumière, École du Louvre, École des Beaux-Arts
Known forsculpture, installation art, painting, printmaking
Notable work
Spider, Cells, Maman, Cumul I, The Destruction of the Father
MovementModernism, Surrealism, Feminist art
AwardsPraemium Imperiale

Bourgeois explored many themes over her career, including domesticity, family, sexuality and death.

Bourgeois was born in Paris, France.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Louise Bourgeois". The Art Story. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  2. "Louise Bourgeois". Easton Foundation. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  3. "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Medal Day History". MacDowell Colony. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  6. "MacDowell Medal winners 1960-2011". London: The Daily Telegraph. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  7. "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 1709. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  8. "Dernières photos... dernières images de Louise Bourgeois... NY... F.Arrabal". Ceci n’est pas un blog. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2019-03-04.