101-Year-Old Artist Carmen Herrera Finally Gets Her First Solo Show

You never know when you’ll get your big break. At nearly 101 years of age, Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera is finally reaping the benefits of nearly half a century of hard work and creativity. She recently opened the inaugural show at London-based Lisson Gallery and is also having a solo show at New York City’s Whitney Museum. Her distinct, abstract and geometric style—first developed in Paris in the 1940s—was eventually crowded out by the wave of abstract expressionist artists of the time. But that never slowed her down: “It’s a passion. Every morning, I get up, I have breakfast, I go to the table and I begin drawing,” she says.