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Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911 -2010) was a French-American artist.

Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker.

She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the unconscious.

These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process.

Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with any particular artistic movement.

Early on, Bourgeois focused on painting and printmaking, turning to sculpture only in the later 1940s.

However, by the 1950s and early 1960s, there are gaps in her production as she became immersed in psychoanalysis.

In 1964, for an exhibition after a long hiatus, Bourgeois presented strange…

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