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A Finding Aid to the Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1982 | Digitized Collection

Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1982

Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988

Sculptor

Representative image for Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1982

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 Information

Size: 34.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Louise Nevelson measure approximately 34.8 linear feet and date from circa 1903 to 1982. 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. An addition of 17.3 linear feet donated 2017 includes personal and business correspondence, financial records, photographs of Nevelson and her works of art, writings by Nevelson, video recordings, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Provenance

Donated 1966-1979 by Louise Nevelson and in 2018 by the Farnsworth Art Museum, via Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator. The Farnsworth Art Museum received the materials from Nevelson and Nevelson's family.

Related Materials

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.

Funding

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