Louise Bourgeois 1911 – 2010

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In a career spanning more than six decades, the work of Louise Bourgeois encompassed the fields of sculpture and installation, painting, drawing, prints and illustrated books, which have been influenced strongly by autobiographical and psychological experiences as well as Surrealism. Born, Paris in 1911, Louise Bourgeois studied at various art schools and assisted in the tapestry restoration business of her father where she made drawings for restorations. With her husband, an art historian specializing in tribal arts, she moved to New York in 1938 and continued her studies at the Arts Students’ League in New York, before developing her complex and unique artistic work.

Lousie Bourgeois died of a heart attack on may 31st 2010 aged 98. She is survived by her two sons.

http://www.galeriepieceunique.com/infoframes/bourgeois.htm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/may/31/louise-bourgeois-obituary-art

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