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Louise Bourgeois

Biography

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911. Though she lived in New York from 1938 until her death in 2010, much of her inspiration derived from her early childhood in France. Using the body as a primary form, Bourgeois explored the full range of the human condition. From poetic drawings to room size installations, she was able to give her fears a physical form in order to exorcise them. Memories, sexuality, love and abandonment are the core of her complex body of work.

"I have always been interested in portraiture. To capture the likeness of someone is quite difficult and a great art. My portraits reflect the many personalities of an individual, or sometimes they actually portray a relationship."-

Louise Bourgeois

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