Louise Nevelson

1899 - 1988


Louise Nevelson and Jean Tinguely shared a taste for assemblage and recycling. An American artist, her favourite material was wood, a taste inherited from her wood-trader grandfather. Influenced by Cubism and Tribal Art, she served as assistant to the Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Her work consists of assemblages of found or everyday objects and wooden boxes. She also created metal sculptures. Tribute is paid to her in the work by Bernard Luginbühl, created for Le Cyclop in 1974.