Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was one of the most gifted sculptors of the twentieth century. She introduced a new form of sculpture that consisted of carved, recycled, and painted wood objects arranged in boxes to create entire sculptural walls. During her 50-year career, she produced an impressive and influential body of work.
The Postal Service issued five 33-cent Louise Nevelson commemorative stamps in New York, New York, on April 6, 2000. The stamps, designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland, went on sale nationwide April 7, 2000.
Each stamp is a photographic reproduction that shows a detail of a larger Nevelson sculpture. Featured on the stamps are: Silent Music I, Royal Tide I; Black Chord, Nightsphere-Light; and Dawn's Wedding Chapel I.
Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed 55 million stamps in the offset process.
Reference: Postal Bulletin (March 9, 2000).
Scott Catalogue USA: 3379, 3380, 3381, 3382, 3383
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Museum ID: 2000.2013.97.1-20