Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was one of the most gifted sculptors of the 20th century. She introduced a new form of sculpture that consisted of carved, recycled, and painted wood objects arranged in boxes to create entire sculptural walls. During her 50-year career, she produced an impressive and influential body of work.
Each of the fivestamps in this series is a photographic reproduction that shows a detail of a larger Nevelson sculpture. Featured on the stamps are: Silent Music I, Royal Tide I; Black Chord, Nightsphere-Light; and Dawn's Wedding Chapel I.