Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010),was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. In 2011 one of her Spider works sold for a new record price for the artist at auction,and the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010),was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. In 2011 one of her Spider works sold for a new record price for the artist at auction,and the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

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Louise Bourgeois - 'To Unravel a Torment You Must Begin Somewhere' from series 'What is the Shape of this Problem?',1999.

Louise Bourgeois - 'To Unravel a Torment You Must Begin Somewhere' from series 'What is the Shape of this Problem?',1999.

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Pregnant Woman, 2008; Louise Bourgeois (American, born France. 1911–2010); Gouache on paper (© 2014 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY) (MOMA)

Pregnant Woman, 2008; Louise Bourgeois (American, born France. 1911–2010); Gouache on paper (© 2014 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY) (MOMA)

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Artist Studio | Louise Bourgeois at work, New York, 2009.
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Louise Bourgeois, Photographed by  Alex Van Gelder.  see: http://www.wmagazine.com/artdesign/2010/09/louise_bourgeois_ss#slide=2

Louise Bourgeois, Photographed by Alex Van Gelder. see: http://www.wmagazine.com/artdesign/2010/09/louise_bourgeois_ss#slide=2

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Louise Bourgeois's "Tate Modern". Check out 10 artists that changed the course of 20th century art at TheCultureTrip.com.

Louise Bourgeois's "Tate Modern". Check out 10 artists that changed the course of 20th century art at TheCultureTrip.com.

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