About Louise Bourgeois


Louise Bourgeois has throughout the years experimented with a wide range of media spanning across sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics, installation and sound. She has expressed herself in materials ranging from the classical marble and bronze, over latex and nylon, ripped and recycled garments, and found ready-mades.


Louise Bourgeois was born in 1911 in France. In the late 1930s she married an American art historian and moved to America. Here she lived and here she spent the rest of her life. In the 1980s she had her great international breakthrough and today she is internationally considered one of the most respected modern as well as contemporary artists.


Photo details: Louise Bourgeois working on SLEEP II in Italy in 1967.
Photo: Studio Fotografico, © The Easton Foundation


Selected exhibition history and awards 

Portrait Louise Bourgeois