Louise Bourgeois

Artist Profile Louise Bourgeois

Using the body as a primary form, internationally acclaimed Louise Bourgeois explored the full range of the human condition. A Paris native, her early work is associated with Surrealism as seen in the integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Bourgeois moved to New York in 1938, where she focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms. Her complex body of work includes poetic drawings to room-sized installations.

Louise Bourgeois in 1980. Photo: Mark Setteducati, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.