Louise Nevelson Limited Edition Etching on Paper "Ancient Landscape"
A limited edition etching with aquatint on paper titled Ancient Landscape by artist Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988). The work depicts an abstract scene with a variety of objects against a flat black field. The use of shape and color are reminiscent of Nevelson’s monochromatic, found object wooden sculptures. The print is number 1 in an edition of 20. To the lower margin, it is numbered with its edition, titled, and signed by the artist in pencil. Under a single layer of heavy-stock mat, the item is presented under UV protective plexi in a black metal frame. Hanging wire and a descriptive label are present to the verso.
Louise Nevelson was a leading figure in sculpture during the 20th century. Working primarily in monochromatic wood assemblages that transcended space and the viewer’s comprehension of art. Nevelson immigrated to the United States during 1905 from Pereyaslav in Russia as a young child with her family. Originally studying in voice and dramatics until 1930 in which she joined the Art Student League of New York. There she was able to study under Hans Hofmann in Munich and traveled throughout Europe. She assisted Diego Rivera on a mural for The New Workers’ School in New York during 1933. It wasn’t until 1941 she had her first solo exhibition in New York at the Nierendorf Gallery. During 1954 she produced her first series of wood landscape sculptures. During her lifetime she was active in many organizations including the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors and League of Present Day Artists. Her work can be found in institutions around the world including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London, England; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
- measures frame; plate size measures approximately 8.75" W x 5" H.