Skip to main content

Louise Nevelson Furniture

American, 1899-1988

Louise Nevelson was one of the leading American female sculptors of the 20th century, and she did it on her own terms. She was a pioneer of installation art and created large-scale monochromatic sculptures that are today known for their provocative, compartmentalized forms. While her assemblages involved a range of materials, she is best known for her wooden sculptures. Working in a single color was her signature, and all-encompassing color demanded an all-encompassing focus for this artist — she even kept separate studios for work in black, white and gold. 

Nevelson was born in what is now Ukraine in 1899 and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1905. She moved to New York City as a young woman in 1920 to study at the Art Students League. In the 1930s, Nevelson traveled around Europe, came into contact with the works of Picasso, studied with Hans Hofmann and assisted Diego Rivera in New York City. 

Nevelson had her first solo show in 1941 at the Nierendorf Gallery in New York. In the late 1940s, she studied with Stanley William Hayter and worked as a ceramicist in the workshop of revered furniture designer Vladimir Kagan, who let her take scraps from the factory to use in her sculptures. (As a child, Nevelson had also worked with discarded wood from her father's lumber yard.)

By the early 1950s, Nevelson had traveled to Guatemala and Mexico. She was inspired by pre-Columbian art and the totemic works of ancient cultures. Nevelson began creating the first of her iconic wood sculptures and later participated in the legendary “Sixteen Americans” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Her work was acquired by prominent institutions in the years that followed. 

Nevelson made reliefs in shadow boxes and was for a time affiliated with New York City’s Sidney Janis Gallery as its first female Abstract Expressionist artist (her work was abstract but she also drew on the Cubist and Constructivist movements). In the early 1960s, Nevelson showed her art in Chicago, Manhattan, Paris and West Germany. It was around this time that she exhibited at Pace Gallery in Boston and New York. The gallery represented her for the duration of her career.

Nevelson died in 1988, but her legacy is immense. Her work is held in virtually every major American art museum, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. Her permanent large-scale public sculptures are installed all over the country, including in Louise Nevelson Plaza in New York City's Financial District.

On 1stDibs, find original Louise Nevelson sculptures, prints and drawings.

4
to
3
1
4
4
4
2
1
4
1
3
1
1
1
4
3
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
53
4,996
4,028
2,461
2,236
Creator: Louise Nevelson
LOUISE NEVELSON - Night Tree 1970, Lead Intaglio Series 76 x 63.4 cm
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Vigevano, PV
LOUISE NEVELSON - Night Tree 1970, Lead Intaglio Series. Louise nevelson "night tree" italy, 1970 embossed lead on cm fabriano paper signed, titled and dated by the artist from an e...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Lead

Louise Nevelson Serigraph Collage, Signed and Numbered 147/150, Archival Frame
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Kansas City, MO
Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988) Untitled, 1980 Original five screen serigraph collage Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. 147 of an edition of 150. See details in...
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Louise Nevelson "Facades" Four Works
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Dallas, TX
Louise Nevelson, American, 1899-1988. Four prints from the Facades portfolio, 1966. Silkscreens with acetate and collage. Each in a silver toned frame.
Category

1960s Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Louise Nevelson Multimedia Print 10/90, 1973
By Louise Nevelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage 1973 original multimedia print "Aquatint III" pencil signed and numbered by the artist, produced by Pace Galleries in NYC. Aquatint etching and collage paper size 37 x 26 inc...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Foil

Related Items
Custom Framed Lithograph by Marcel Vertes, Signed and Numbered
By Marcel Vertès
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a beautiful custom-framed lithograph by Hungarian-born French artist, Marcel Vertes, entitled "Circus Queens". The piece is signed, Vertes, in the lower right corner and numbered, "30/50" in the lower left corner. The image itself measures 23" high x 16" wide. The frame is a 2" thick 2 toned framed, black and a subtle cerused-like grey. It was originally sold through the Vincent Price...
Category

1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Wood

Will Barnet Signed Limited Edition Serigraph Print "Madame Butterfly"
By Will Barnet
Located in Studio City, CA
A tranquil, gorgeously composed, quite large limited edition print by American artist Will Barnet. The print is pencil signed, titled, dated (1980) and numbered (256/300) by the artist. This is one of Barnet's most sought after images. Clearly, a standout work. The print has been professionally framed. Framed dimensions: 30" H, 45.5" W, 1.75" D Barnet studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and then at the Art Students League in New York. He is the recipient of the following awards: Artist's Lifetime Achievement Award Medal The College Art Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art’s Lippincott Prize The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters’ Childe Hassam Prize. His work can be found in many permanent collections including: Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art Institute of Chicago Corcoran Gallery of Art Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art Museum of Fine Art, Boston National Gallery of Art Phillips...
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

1973 International Museum Of Erotic Art Exhibition Print
Located in San Carlos, CA
Very cool vintage advertisement print after Alfred Beloch's "Cock Rocket". This print was created to announce a 1973 exhibition at "The In...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Other

Framed Lithograph Landscape with View of the Lake and Boats Signed
By Henri Martin
Located in Miami, FL
A very colorful lithograph professionally framed, signed. This interesting work of art is attributed to Bernard Gatner. Will enhance any space. Measures: 26 1/8" H x 33 5/8" W x 1...
Category

20th Century French Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Sister Mary Corita Kent Signed Limited Edition Large Abstract Serigraph Print
By Corita Kent
Located in Studio City, CA
Known as God's own Pop artist, Sister Mary Corita Kent went straight from high school into Catholic convent life in 1936. While serving her order and teaching art at Immaculate Heart...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Erté 'TWINS, ' Embossed, Signed and Numbered Serigraph, 1987
By Erté
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Erté (French, 1892-1990, formerly Romain de Tirtoff, Russian), 'TWINS.' Original Limited Edition Serigraph Signed, 'Erté' lower right Numbered 194/300 lower left Paper measure...
Category

20th Century French International Style Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

By Suk Shuglie, Oil on Canvas, "Spring Trees"
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1999, Acrylic on "Canvas on board", by Suk Shuglie, Pennsylvania. Colorful and bright, this wooded scene leavens the moodiness of late Winter with th...
Category

1990s American Modern Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Howard Behrens Limited Edition Large Scale Hillside at Fira Signed Serigraph
By Howard Behrens
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage Howard Behrens original large-scale limited-edition hand-signed “Hillside at Fira” fine art serigraph on paper #246 of 250. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There was a nick in the lower left side of frame that we have filled and touched up. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1988. Fira Santorini, Greece… WOW!! If you’ve never been there, you’re about to feel as though you have. Howard Behrens has managed to preserve the magnificent, picturesque atmosphere and breathtaking scenic views of Fira Santorini Greece in this phenomenal original large-scale hand-signed limited edition fine art serigraph on paper called “Hillside at Fira.” This is #246 of 250 which was professionally matted and framed and is waiting to grace your home with fabulous panoramic cliffside views and charming hillside archeology from the island of Greece. At 44 x 53 this serigraph is large scale and the depth and detail in the buildings and distant mountains pulls you in… You’re standing on the edge of the hillside… you can feel the breeze in your hair, the warm sun on your face, and you can smell the salty air coming off the beach below. The tide is rolling in. Can’t you hear the crashing of the waves against the huge rocks and boulders in the distance? Fira Santorini is enchanting, relaxing, and a geographical treasure. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel in time...
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paper

Gene Davis Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Color Field Lithograph 1972
By Gene Davis
Located in Dallas, TX
Gene Davis Large Scale Lithograph on Archival paper Signed and numbered in pencil. Titled Yankee Doodle and executed in 1972. Original frame ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Limited Edition Posrche 911 RS 1973 Pop Art Print in the Manner of Andy Warhol
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
The iconic Porsche 911 RS 1973, pop art print in the style of Andy Warhol. Vibrant wall art, a great addition to your art collection. Probably 1980s, these are signed limited editi...
Category

Late 20th Century British Modern Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Papercord, Paper

Op-Art Artist Anne Youkeles New Perspective Signed 3-D Serigraph Collage, 1971
By Anne Youkeles
Located in St. Louis, MO
Anne Youkeles (Austrian/American b. 1920) Op-Art Artist 3-D Geometric Serigraph Collage titled "New Perspective" signed, number 43/210 and dated 1971. In fine condition, not examined...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Inkless Embossed Print Entitled "Intaglio Solo 5" by Josef Albers 1958
By Josef Albers
Located in San Diego, CA
Signed original inkless embossed print entitled "Intaglio Solo 5" by German artist Josef Albers, circa 1958. Excellent fresh impression on stiff cream wove paper, signed and dated ('...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Previously Available Items
Louise Nevelson Abstract Modern Patinated Bronze Sculpture on Wood Base
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A unique abstract modern bronze sculpture by Louise Nevelson. On a wooden base with the name plaque. Original gallery and auction stickers on bottom of the base. The sculpture has a unique textural effect with small markings and a patina that is consistent with age. By the late 1940s and early 1950s, Nevelson had traveled to Guatemala and Mexico to view Pre-Colombian art and there is a tribal or animal-like quality to this sculpture which could have been inspired by her travels. The composition has a transcendent quality which provides a visual interplay of object and space. An extraordinary sculpture for collectors of modern art. From a private collection. Dimensions: 14”h x 6.75”w x 6.75”d. In very good condition. Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. For her brilliant compositions in varied mediums critics hailed her as the leading sculptor of the twentieth century. A pioneering grand dame of the art world, Nevelson's iconic persona was characterized by her skilled mixing and matching of ethnic clothing...
Category

20th Century Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Louise Nevelson Signed Limited Edition 78/90 Lithograph
By Louise Nevelson
Located in West Hartford, CT
Although Nevelson is best known as a sculptor, like many of her contemporaries, Nevelson expanded her practice by exploring different branches of printmaking. As a printmaker Nevelso...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Louise Nevelson Multimedia Print 10/90, 1973
By Louise Nevelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage 1973 original multimedia print "Aquatint III" pencil signed and numbered by the artist, produced by Pace Galleries in NYC. Aquatint etching and collage paper size 37 x 26 inc...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Foil

Louise Nevelson "Full Moon"
By Louise Nevelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Louise Nevelson wall sculpture "Full Moon" pace edition 66/125.
Category

1980s American Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Resin

Louise Nevelson "Full Moon"
Louise Nevelson "Full Moon"
H 18.5 in W 18.5 in D 2 in
Louise Nevelson Atmospheres and Environments Book
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Louise Nevelson Atmospheres and Environments Book A tribute to the acclaimed American sculptor on her eightieth birthday presents the five major "environments" mounted by the Whitne...
Category

1980s North American Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Original Louise Nevelson Painting of Mother and Child, 1940s, Signed
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Kansas City, MO
Louise Nevelson painting of a mother and child. Oil on canvas. Very good condition. Signed by the artist. The original frame shows signs of wear.
Category

1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

Louise Nevelson Framed Etching "The Search", 1953-1955
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Chicago, IL
Louise Nevelson "The Search" etching and aquatint, 1953-1955. Signed, titled and numbered 6/20. Edition of 20. Printed by Emiliano Sorini at the Hollander Graphic Workshop. Framed i...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Untitled III, from the Double Imagery suite, by Louise Nevelson
By Louise Nevelson
Located in New York, NY
Rare and very early lithograph by Louise Nevelson from the Double Imagery suite, an experimental collaborative project at Tamarind Institute in 1968. From the edition of 10, printed ...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paint

Untitled from the "Double Imagery" suite by Louise Nevelson
By Louise Nevelson
Located in New York, NY
Rare and very early lithograph by Louise Nevelson from the Double Imagery suite, an experimental collaborative project at Tamarind Institute in 1967...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Louise Nevelson City-Sunscape
By Louise Nevelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A nice example from this series Published by Pace Editions 75 of 150.  
Category

1970s American Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Resin

Louise Nevelson City-Sunscape
Louise Nevelson City-Sunscape
H 13.25 in W 9 in D 1 in
Louise Nevelson "Sunset"
By Louise Nevelson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Louise Nevelson "Sun-Set" edition of 125, Pace Editions Inc., 1981 Resin, metal label with signature and date.
Category

1980s American Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Resin

Louise Nevelson "Sunset"
Louise Nevelson "Sunset"
H 12.25 in W 18 in D 2.5 in
Dawns + Dusks Taped Conversations with Diana MacKown, Signed by the Author
By Louise Nevelson
Located in valatie, NY
Dawns + Dusks: Taped conversations with Diana MacKown, by Louise Nevelson. Signed by the author and accompanied with a letter from Roy Leaf, former president of Skowhegan School of P...
Category

1970s American Vintage Louise Nevelson Furniture

Materials

Paper

Louise Nevelson furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Louise Nevelson furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of paper and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Louise Nevelson furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Louise Nevelson were created in the modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Robert Mangold, Steve Kaufman, and Larry Rivers. Prices for Louise Nevelson furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $8,000 and can go as high as $32,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,175.
Questions About Louise Nevelson Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Some of Louise Nevelson's sculptures were called environments. These collage-like walls consisted of wooden boxes filled with found objects. Some of her most famous environments include the Black Wall from 1959 and The Great Wall from 1970. Find a selection of Louise Nevelson art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louise Nevelson used found wooden forms and made sculptures in steel, aluminum, plexiglass and other materials. Her artistic journey often featured wood, as she found it fascinating, but she added plastics and formica in the 1960s. In the 1970s she began to work on a gigantic scale with aluminum and steel. Shop a selection of Louise Nevelson pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louise Nevelson is best known for her work creating wooden structures and sculptures. However, she also explored using plexiglass, aluminum and steel in her art. Her work is considered fundamental to the history of Feminist art and has challenged the stereotype of the male sculptor, solidifying her place in art history. Shop a selection of Louise Nevelson pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.

Recently Viewed

View All