8. LOUISE NEVELSON Sky Gate I, 1982, Edition of 90, AP-1
33" x 20.25"
Courtesy of the artist and Pace Prints
Louise Nevelson studied at the Art Students League under Kenneth Hayes Miller. She also studied with Hans Hoffman in Munich and worked as an assistant to Diego Rivera prior to participating in her first group exhibition organized by the Secession Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum in 1935. As a part of the Works Progress Administration, Nevelson taught at the Education Alliance School of Art and received her first solo exhibition at the Nierendorf Gallery in New York City. In the mid-50s she produced her first series of black wood landscape sculptures. Shortly thereafter, three New York City museums acquired her work: the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased Black Majesty (1956), the Brooklyn Museum purchased First Personage (1957), and MoMA purchased Sky Cathedral (1958). Pace has represented Nevelson's estate since 1963.