Nancy Spero (Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 1926 - New York, 2009) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduating in 1949 she went on to study painting in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the studio of André Lhote, an early Cubist painter, teacher and critic. Soon after her return to the United States and Chicago in 1950, she married the painter Leon Golub. Between 1957 and 1959 they lived in Italy, later returning to Paris before finally settling in New York in 1964, where she continues to live and work.
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While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.
Karla Black