Louise Bourgeois
Zeichnungen und Skulpturen

06.07. - 15.09.2002
kunsthaus-bregenz.at

fig.: Untitled(Cloth);
Louise Bourgeois
Ohne Titel, 1996
Kleider, Knochen, Gummi und Stahl
303 x 208,2 x 195,5 cm
Foto: Frederic Delpech

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The American artist (sculpture, paintings, drawings) Louise Bourgeois (born in 1911, lives in New York) spent her childhood in Choisy-le-Roi, which is located to the south of Paris. Though she was accepted to study mathematics at the Sorbonne, by the mid-thirties she had begun attending various art schools and studios in Paris, eventually becoming a student of Fernand Léger.
In 1938 she married the American art historian, Robert Goldwater, and subsequently moved to America where she continued her artistic studies at the Art Student League. The Bertha Schäfer Gallery in New York staged Louise Bourgeois' first solo exhibition featuring ornamental, distinctly two-dimensional paintings.