Shortly after Eva Hesse’s birth in Hamburg 1936, she and her Jewish family emigrated to New York to avoid Germany’s Nazi regime. Graduating from New York’s School of Industrial Art at the age of 16, she then studied at Cooper Union for three years. Eventually she received a bachelor's degree from Yale University where she studied under Josef Albers.
Hesse is mostly known for her sculptures, often made out of latex, fiberglass and plastics. She is associated with the post minimalist movement due to the scarce use of colour, organic forms and the irregularity of her sculptures. Because of a brain tumour, Hesse’s death at the age of 34 ended a career spanning only ten years. Despite this she influenced many of her contemporaries and successors as she was one of the most influential artists of the 1960s.
325 S.; 391 S. 2 kleine Fehler auf Einband von Band 1. - After her untimely death at the young age of thirty-four, Eva Hesse left 135 paintings, 176 sculptures, objects and test pieces as well as more than 700 sketches, drawings and collages behind as her legacy to posterity. These works have become the focus of increasing interest over the past three decades. Retrospective exhibitions in New Haven, Valencia and Paris in 1992 and 1993 and in San Francisco, Wiesbaden and London in 2002 and 2003 h