Louise Nevelson (American, 1899 – 1988)
DimensionsPlate : 23 5/8 x 17 1/2 in. (60.01 x 44.45 cm)
Sheet : 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.88 cm)
Credit LineGift of Mike Brummel ‘57
LabelBorn into a Russian Jewish family that immigrated to the United States when she was young, Louise Nevelson gave up a comfortable life as a New York socialite to pursue her passion for art. Nevelson designed this print in the early 1950s during a period when she was greatly interested in African and Pre-Columbian art. The design of the image is deliberately ambiguous but recalls the stylized faces found in some African and Olmec carvings.