1911, Paris, France // 2010, New York, USA
Louise Bourgeois was a French - American artist who lived and worked most of her life in New York. She best is known for her large outdoor sculptures such as Maman, installation works and her drawings and prints. Themes found in her work include domesticity, family and femininity but also death and the subconsious. Although she has always been in circles of abstract artists, such as Fernand Leger in the thirties and de Kooning and Pollock in the fifties, she always stayed true to the figurative with sculptures of spiders and architectural forms such as houses and cages.