Remembering Eva Hesse


  The life of artist Eva Hesse was brief and tumultuous. Born in Hamburg in 1936, her family fled Nazi Germany when she was only two years old. They resettled in New York where she was raised in the German Jewish community of Washington Heights, Manhattan. Her parents separated and she lost her mother to […]

Eva Hesse: Abstract Expressionist Painter

Earlier this month we marked the anniversary of the birth of Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970). One of the great artists of the 1960s, Hesse’s major sculptural works stand out as singular achievements of that era. At once drawing on Minimalist strategies of repetition and seriality, and pushing nontraditional materials toward […]