- Name: Louise Bourgeois
- Born: 12/25/1911
- Died: 05/31/2010 (98 years old)
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French:[lwiz buʁʒwa] listen); 25 December 1911? 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the unconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.
Birth Name: Louise Joséphine Bourgeois
Works: Spider, Cells, Maman, Cumul I, The Destruction of the Father
Awards: Praemium Imperiale
Alias: Louise JosÃ©phine Bourgeois
Birth Place: Paris, France
Death Place: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Louise Bourgeois quotes :
Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits.Louise Bourgeois