Picture book biography for children about the world-famous French-American artist, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2011), whose works have been exhibited in Louisiana several times and are represented in the museum's collection. Central to Bourgeois' work are the alluring giant spiders, which are also part of the story here about a young woman who, despite several challenges, became the first female sculptor with a solo exhibition at MoMa, the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Louise Bourgeois told stories about her life through her art until she was 98 years old. She drew, wove and made sculptures, inspired by her experiences, often using everyday objects that reminded her of family and her past.
The author, Fausto Gilberti, is a painter and illustrator, based in Brescia, Italy and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. Gilberti writes to make contemporary art accessible to children as well.
Age: 4-7 years.
Dimensions: H: 21.5 x W: 21.5 cm
Pages: 48, hardback
Author: Fausto Gilberti