Louise Bourgeois 1911

    Born in Paris, France, 1911

    Awards and Grants:
    2007 Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Austrian Honour Medal for Science and Arts)
    2002 Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts (Painting and Sculpture), Wolf Foundation, Israel; Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign IL, USA
    2000 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston, USA; Honorary Member, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
    1999 Wexner Center Honoree Leon d'oro, XLVIII Esposizione Internationale d'arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy; Praemium Imperiale, Award of Japan
    1996 National Medal of Arts presented by President Clinton at the White House, Washington DC, USA
    1995 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, USA
    1991 Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center, Washington DC, USA; (First Recipient) Grand Prix National de Sculpture, Ministère de la Culture, France
    1989 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, College Art Association
    1987 Honorary Doctorate, The New School, New York NY, USA; Golden Medal of Honor for Excellence in Art, National Arts Club, New York NY, USA
    1984 President's Fellows Award, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA; Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore MD, USA; Officier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres, Ministère de la Culture, France
    1983 Elected Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York NY, USA; Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA, USA
    1981 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston MA, USA
    1980 Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts from Women's Caucus for Art
    1977 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven CT, USA
    1973 Artist Grant, National Endowment for the Arts

    Education:
    1946 Atelier 17, New York NY, USA
    1938-39 moved to New York NY, 1938
    Art Students League with Vaclav Vytlacil, New York NY, USA
    1938 worked in the Atelier of Fernand Léger, Paris, France; studied at the Académie Scandinavie with Charles Despiau, Paris, France; studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, France
    1937-38 studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière with Othon Friesz and Wlérick, Paris, France
    1936-38 studied at the École des Beaux-Arts with Devambez and Colarossi, Paris, France
    1936-1937 studied at the Académie d'Espagnat, Paris, France; studied at the Atelier Roger Bissière de l'Académie Ranson, Paris, France
    1935-36 studied at the École du Louvre, Paris, France
    1932-35 studied Mathematics at the Sorbonne, Paris, France
    1921-1927 studied at the Lycée Fénelon, Paris, France

    Died 2010 in New York NY, USA

Image
Louise Bourgeois
Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pense: I See You!!! (no. 5)
2009
Work on paper
152,4 x 151,1 cm [184 x 185 x 9 cm framed]
etching, watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper