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1/3 Square 4.0625" x 4.8583" 1/3 Square 4.0625" x 4.8583" A n artist's artist, Eva Hesse produced an incredible volume of drawings and sculpture during a career that spanned little more than a decade. Born into a Jewish family in Germany in 1936, she was just two years old when she was sent with her sister to the Netherlands to escape Nazi Germany. She reunited with her family and emigrated to New York in 1939, which set the stage for an acclaimed career and a life marked by tragedy and ultimately cut short by poor health. Hesse passed away at the age of 34 from complications of a brain tumor. Nonetheless, she's considered one of the most important artists of her generation. A prodigious producer of art, she focused first on drawings and paintings before evolving into sculpture as her career progressed. Eva Hesse: Oberlin Drawings (Hauser & Wirth, $60), edited by Barry Rosen, reproduces the artist's drawings held at her archive at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio. The book accompanied the 2019-2020 exhibition that traveled to Museum Wiesbaden in Germany, Mumuk in Vienna, Hauser & Wirth New York, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The handsome coffee-table book includes hundreds of the artist's drawings and other works on paper, produced from 1952 to 1970, along with essays by art historians and curators. BY STEVEN HEMPEL EVA HESSE: OBERLIN DRAWINGS Come see Alan Helfman, President! River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Alfa Romeo Maserati Ford 713.524.3801 HCCSFOUNDATION.ORG WITH APPRECIATION TO 2020 GOLD GALA CRYSTAL EAGLE HONOREES Renee & Alan Helfman FOR THEIR INVESTMENT IN OUR CITY'S FUTURE WORKFORCE 50 Years of Educating Houston's Workforce.

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