Barbara Krakow Gallery

Louise Bourgeois

(American/French, 1911–2010)

untitled (circle maze) by louise bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Untitled (Circle Maze), 1996

Price on Request



Born in Paris, France
1921 - 1932
Academie Fenelon, France
1932 - 1935
Studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, France
1936 - 1937
Studied at the École du Louvre, Paris, France
1936 - 1938
Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Pupil of Fernand Léger
Academie de la Grande Chaumiere
Emigrated to New York, NY
1939 - 1940
Vaclav Vytlacil
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Yale University, New Haven, CT
G.S.A. Commission, Manchester, NH
Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Elected Member of American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Named Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, France
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA


Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden “I Have Been to Hell and Back” (solo)
Tate Modern, London, UK, “Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper”(solo)
Cheim & Read, New York, USA “Suspension”(solo)
Rare and Important works from a Private Collection, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo)
Les Papesses, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
2011 - 2012
Louise Bourgeois: À l’infini, Hommage zum 100. Geburtstag, Foundation Beyeler / Beyeler Museum AG, Riehen, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, and Museu do Arte Moderno, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Louise Bourgeois: Eugénie Grandet, Maison de Balzac, Paris, France
Otto Zitko & Louise Bourgeois: Me, Myself and I, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
Hans Bellmer – Louise Bourgeois: Double Sexus, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (solo)
Louise Bourgeois. A Stretch of Time, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Louise Bourgeois, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy (solo)
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Nature Study, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
Louise Bourgeois: La Rivière Gentille, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois: Echo, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Bourgeois in Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA (solo)
Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Centre, London, England
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Tate Modern, London, England; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA (solo)
Louise Bourgeois: New Work, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, England
Louise Bourgeois: Recent Prints, Marlborough Graphics, London, England
Louise Bourgeois: Crouching Spider, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, USA
Pure, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
Louise Bourgeois, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, USA (solo)
Louise Bourgeois: Abstraction, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
After the Revolution: Woman Who Transformed Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, USA
Louise Bourgeois, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Jan Svenungsson, WANAS Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
All the More Real, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY