Luise Clayborn Kaish (1925-2013) was a NYC based sculptor of soaring ambition and achievement and a painter of gem-like abstractions. She was among the first women to receive the American Academy in Rome Prize. Her work is included in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Smithsonian Institution.
A woman ahead of her time, she is one of a handful of women sculptors of her generation who pioneered working in metal at a monumental scale.
"When we met at age 20, Luise said to me: If you are looking for the girl with the white picket fence, I'm not it."