Two Nudes, 1930

Work on Paper

Pen and ink on paper

15.25 x 9.50 in

38.7 x 24.1 cm

Unique Work

This work is signed by the artist in ink, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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15.25 x 9.50 in

38.7 x 24.1 cm

Unique Work


    About The Work

    Louise Nevelson stands as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. She is renowned for her monochromatic sculptural wooden constructions.

    However, it is important to emphasize that Nevelson toiled and experimented for nearly 30 years before arriving at her signature style, and overdue success, in the late 1950s.

    In recent years there has been an increase in scholarship, awareness, and collector interest in Nevelson's early work, as she was an early adopter of modernism in America. This drawing is a fine example from this era. 

    After Nevelson divorced in 1931, she was finally liberated to devote herself to art-making. She studied at the Art Students League in New York and made several influential trips to Europe where she began studying with Hans Hoffmann.  Back in New York, she worked briefly for Diego Rivera and the Works Progress Administration, where she met Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and befriended other "downtown" New York artists.

    While Nevelson had a long exhibition history, it was only in the 1950s that she got a foothold in significant galleries. For most of Nevelson's adult life, selling art was a struggle. 

    This unique and elegant line drawing reveals a distinct expression of modernism. The influence of both Matisse and Modigliani is evident. The figures' sensual lines are bold and stylized, almost sculptural.

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    About Louise Nevelson

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    • Framed with museum glass.

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 18.50" x 12.75".
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