Eva Hesse
1936–1970

Introduction

Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970) was a German-born American sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ushered in the postminimal art movement in the 1960s.

Wikidata identifier

Q215457

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Introduction

Eva Hesse immigrated to the United States in 1939. She attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1952, Cooper Union from 1954-1957, and Yale University, where she earned her BFA in 1959. She married artist Tom Doyle in 1961 and traveled through Europe in 1964. She taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1968 to her untimely death in 1970. Hesse is best known for her sculptures that utilize latex and fiberglass and is often associated with the Minimalist movement.

Country of birth

Germany

Roles

Artist, painter, sculptor, teacher

ULAN identifier

500026528

Names

Eva Hesse

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