Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse was born in 1936 in Hamburg; her family soon fled the Nazis for New York. She began exhibiting in group shows in 1961 and made her first three-dimensional object for a Happening in 1962. Hesse had her first solo show, of drawings, the following year at the Allan Stone Gallery, New York. After a year spent in Germany and a first solo show there, of sculpture, she returned to New York, where her work gained notable recognition. In 1969, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and after...See more