*1899 in Perejaslaw – 1988 in New York
Louise Nevelson, one of the most influential post-war artists, exhibited regularly on the New York art scene from the 1940s and later in the world’s most important museums. Especially for her mature work, memorable murals and sculptures, for which she is famous today, Nevelson used everyday objects and found objects of all kinds, which she carefully assembled into assemblages, sculptures and collages. She painted her powerful sculptures in monochrome, mostly black, and created mysterious worlds in her exhibitions. In her collages, she largely left the materials in their original state, their origin still clearly recognizable. Nevelson viewed her persona as an extension of her work and captivated photographers such as Helmut Newton and Marie Cosindas with her eccentric appearance.