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Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1988

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Series 8: Art Work , 1905-1929
(Boxes 13, 20; 0.3 linear feet)

Series consists of some of Nevelson's early art work. Included are drawings she made as a child and adolescent; watercolor copies of Old Master paintings (including a slightly changed version of the Mona Lisa), watercolor landscapes, and drawings of period furniture created while she was taking art classes in high school; and various watercolors created while she was studying art in the 1920s. Art work found here documents Nevelson's artistic tendencies as a youth and her early development as an artist, and provides an interesting contrast to the later work for which she became famous. Also included are four printing plates mounted on wood blocks, presumably used in making relief prints of certain Nevelson sculptures.
Art work is arranged in chronological order according to type. This series has been scanned in its entirety, except for printing plates.
Description Container Select
Childhood Drawings, 1905-1916
13
39
Watercolors and Drawings, Old Masters, 1916
(See also Box 20)
13
40
Watercolors, Landscapes, 1916-1918
13
41
Drawings, Period Furniture, 1918
Includes negatives and copy prints made by AAA for some.
13
42
Watercolors, Miscellaneous, 1922-1929
Includes a 1922 watercolor on board that may or may not be a self-portrait.
13
43
Watercolors, Still Life of Eggs in a Bowl, 1926
13
44
Watercolors, Flowers, 1929?
13
45
Drawings, [Scenes of Europe?], undated
13
46
Printing Plates, undated
(Not scanned)
13
47
Oversize, Watercolors and Drawings, Old Masters, 1916
(See Box 13, F40)
20 (sol)

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