Nevelson Louise

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KIEV (UKRAINA) 1899 – NEW YORK 1988

Louise Nevelson was born Leah Berliawsky in 1899 in Perislav, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire, to Minna Sadie and Isaac Berliawsky, a contractor and lumber merchant Even though the family lived comfortably, Nevelson‘s relatives had begun to leave the Russian Empire for America in the 1880s The Berliawskys had to stay behind, as Isaac, the youngest brother, had to care for his parents While still in Europe, Minna gave birth to two of Nevelson‘s siblings: Nathan (born 1898) and Anita (1902) On his mother’s death, Isaac moved to the United States in 1902 After he left, Minna and the children moved to the Kiev area

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