Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1979

Nevelson, Louise, b. 1899 d. 1988
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.; Kiev, Ukraine

The papers of Louise Nevelson in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 8,058 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 16.8 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of Louise Nevelson measure approximately 16.8 linear feet and date from circa 1903 to 1979. The collection documents aspects of the life and work of the sculptor, focusing especially on her later career. Papers include correspondence, personal business records, writings, scrapbooks, early art work, photographs, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, books, and an extensive amount of printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. She was born in Kiev, Russia.

Donated by Louise Nevelson, 1966-1979.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Related Materials

Other resources relating to Louise Nevelson in the Archives include oral history interviews with Nevelson conducted by Dorothy Seckler, June 1964-January 14, 1964, and Arnold Glimcher, January 30, 1972.
Other material relating to Louise Nevelson, which was collected by her brother Nathan Berliawsky and her son Mike Nevelson, can be found at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Me.