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Louise Bourgeois

AKA Louise Josephine Bourgeois

Born: 25-Dec-1911
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 31-May-2010
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Female
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sculptor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Crouching Spider


[1] Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan, New York.

Father: Louis Bourgeois (tapestry merchant and restorer, d. 1951)
Mother: Josephine Fauriaux
Mother: Sadie (her English tutor, her father's mistress, cohabited with the family 1922-32)
Husband: Robert Goldwater (art historian, b. 1907, m. 1938, d. 1973, three sons)
Son: Jean-Louis
Son: Alain
Son: Michel (d. 1990)

    University: Mathematics and Geometry, Sorbonne
    University: Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
    University: Académie Julian, Paris, France

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Arts Students League 1946
    Grand Prix National de Sculpture (France) 1991
    National Medal of Arts 1997
    Naturalized US Citizen 1951
    Heart Attack 29-May-2010
    Risk Factors: Insomnia

Author of books:
He Disappeared Into Complete Silence (1947)
Destruction of the Father, Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews 1923-1997 (1998)


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