Laurie Lisle

writing about the lives of American women, including her own


The best selling biography of one of America's most admired and accomplished painters
The only full biography of this extraordinary and enigmatic American sculptor
A book that offers people without children the life-affirming story of themselves
A modern pastoral about transforming a bare backyard into a mature garden
A vivid history of a wonderful school for teenage girls from all over the world

Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life
Simon & Schuster/​Summit Books, 1990
Pocket Books/​Washington Square Press, 1991
Authors Guild Backinprint, 2001
Argo Navis, 2014
Open Road, 2017

Laurie Lisle Interview Excerpts from
"Nevelson - Awareness in the Fourth Dimension" by Dale Schierholt

Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life, is now available in a revised ebook edition with a stunning photographic portrait on the cover by noted photographer Richard Avedon.

A revised print edition is also available with a photograph of Nevelson at the age of fifty-five on the cover.

Other writings about Nevelson
"Louise Nevelson," Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (Volume Five)

“The prize comes at last. Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life just won’t be put down. This biography of a monstre sacre is a tale of hard-tacks heroism and heedless swipes at those who dared to love her.”

[It]"is a levelheaded biography. It is neither hagiographic nor snide. It is not sensational, even though the life recorded here had its tabloid moments."
Michael Brenson, The New York Times Book Review

“The impressive in its thoroughness, which nonetheless results in ‘good reading’ by virtue of its interweaving of personal and professional information, [and] its eclectic introduction of psychological analysis.”
Woman's Art Journal