Lee Krasner

American abstract expressionist artist Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner was an influential abstract expressionist painter in the second half of the 20th century. On October 25, 1945, she married artist Jackson Pollock, who was also influential in the Abstract Expressionism movement.
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Deceased
19 June 1984

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Molly Barnes Brown Bag Art Talks at New York's Roger Smith Hotel - Huffington Post
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Up soon is Connie Butler, chief curator of drawings at MoMA, and Gail Levin, author of a book on Lee Krasner. Perhaps we'll also be privy to a critique of the five new artworks Barnes purchases for the hotel. For more information about the Brown Bag
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Olley's studio could live again - The Australian
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... museums but intimate house-museums where an artist lived and worked: the London home of neoclassical architect John Soane, for example, or the Long Island, New York house and studio of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, where Blue Poles was made
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Calvin J. Goodman, Influential Mentor to Artists and Advisor to Arts ... - Art Daily
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At a dinner honoring the legacy of Jackson Pollock, Goodman was seated beside Pollock's wife, Lee Krasner. He said he had always been curious about a certain issue. “What would you like to know about Jackson?” Krasner asked
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Prince among Men - Artforum
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The series also scored points with locals for prominently featuring Pollock and Lee Krasner's Hamptons home. “My friend works there,” I heard a woman say. “She teaches drip painting to the children.” The opening was preceded by a parade of
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The Second Trauma: Arriving in America After the Holocaust - New Voices
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Toynton's debut novel, “Modern Art,” highlighted the life of Lee Krasner, widow of Jackson Pollock. Praised for its insight into real human drama and lively use of words, “Modern Art” was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2000
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Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock at Guild Hall - Huffington Post
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Photographs of the serene Springs setting where Pollock and Lee Krasner lived and worked, some with Krasner posing, another with girlfriend Ruth Kligman, another with the fatal car upturned, collaged with cancelled checks, or snapshots,
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Borrowing from Pollock - The Sag Harbor Express
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Prince uses stark photographs of Jackson Pollack and his wife Lee Krasner at their East Hampton home as templates on which to build. His paintings can be seen as commentary of both Pollack himself and the concept of the artist in general
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Photos from the Smithsonian exhibition, Little Pictures, Big Lives - NPR (blog)
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That a snapshot of a man holding daisies out to his love is a sweet picture, "but when you know that it's Jackson Pollack [giving] daisies ... to Lee Krasner, it becomes a different picture," she says. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner pose on the beach
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'Abstract Expressionist New York' exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario ... - Plain Dealer
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The show also tries to make a case for Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock's wife, as a full member of the boys' club around her. And there may be a convincing case to be made, as some scholars have lately argued. But juxtaposing Krasner's nuanced 1949
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Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum New Exhibitions - KATC Lafayette News
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... with the triumph of American painting following World War II with abstract expressionism and Pop Art. Among other masters included are Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Frederick Frieseke, Robert Henri, Lee Krasner, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist
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Southampton Is Pursuing Artistic Designs - Wall Street Journal
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Founded by philanthropist and lawyer Samuel Parrish, the museum has been a village institution for more than 100 years, with a collection that includes works by former local artists such as Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The Parrish says it needed to
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Tina Dickey To Speak On Hans Hofmann - Hamptons.com
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Among them was Lee Krasner, who studied with Hofmann in the late 1930s and continued to be associated with him for several years thereafter. In her new book, "Color Creates Light: Studies with Hans Hofmann," artist and author Tina Dickey examines
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Memorial books placed at West Pittston Library - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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In memory of Angelo A. Anzalone, “One Hundred Names for Love”, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sammon and Attorney and Mrs. Charles Ross, Jr., and “Lee Krasner: A Memoir”, presented by Ruth and Cliff Melberger. In memory of Oakley Baker,
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Prime Ribs: Zumba to 'Hava Nagila'; Facebook as Lifesaver - Forward (blog)
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Art critic Jed Pearl ponders the question of what it meant to be a female painter during the 20th century, in his recent review of new biographies on Lee Krasner and Joan Michell. (See the Forward's review of the Krasner biography here
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Breaking Even on Broadway - East Hampton Star
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The weekend will end with the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center Annual Lecture, this year featuring Gail Levin on Lee Krasner in East Hampton. Individual tickets begin at $20, or $18 for Guild Hall members, with a variety of packages available
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Freedom of Expressionism
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LEE KRASNER A Biography By Gail Levin Illustrated. 546 pp. William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers. $30. JOAN MITCHELL Lady Painter: A Life By Patricia Albers Illustrated. 514 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $40. Biographers are forever readjusting our sense of the fantastically mutable relationship between an individual and a society. All men and women are
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Lee Krasner and Joan Mitchell: Abstract Expressionist Lives - New York Times
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By Gail Levin By Patricia Albers Lee Krasner, circa 1940, with one of her paintings. The lives of Lee Krasner and Joan Mitchell — painters born nearly a generation apart, Krasner in 1908 and Mitchell in 1925 — cannot be understood without considering
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Abstract art with a heart - Hamilton Spectator
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They include Jackson Pollock (13 paintings), Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Clifford Still, Barnett Newman, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner and many more. According to American critics and historians, Abstract Expressionism enabled New York
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 75
    Lee Krasner died in 1984, age 75, from natural causes.
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  • 1976
    Age 67
    In 1976, she started working on her second series of collage images.
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  • 1973
    Age 64
    She painted in this style until about 1973.
  • 1970
    Age 61
    Starting in 1970, Krasner began making large horizontal paintings made up of hard-edge lines and a palette of a few bright colors that contrasted one another.
  • 1969
    Age 60
    In 1969, Krasner mostly concentrated on creating works on paper with gouache.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 56
    This reevaluation is reflected in her first retrospective exhibition of her paintings which was held in London at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1965.
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  • 1963
    Age 54
    She continued working in this style until she suffered an aneurysm, fell, and broke her right wrist in 1963, the wrist she used to paint with.
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  • 1962
    Age 53
    By 1962, she begins using bright colors and allude to floral and plant-like shapes.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 49
    In 1958, she was commissioned to create two abstract murals for an office building on Broadway.
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  • 1957
    Age 48
    By 1957, she continued to create figurative abstract forms in her work, but they suggest more floral elements rather than anatomical.
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  • 1956
    Age 47
    By 1956, their relationship became strained as they faced certain issues.
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    During the summer of 1956, Krasner started her Earth Green Series.
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  • 1955
    Age 46
    By 1955, she made collage paintings on a larger scale and varied the material she used for the support, using either masonite, wood, or canvas.
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  • 1953
    Age 44
    From 1953 to 1954, she created smaller sized collage paintings that were composed of fragments of undesired works.
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  • 1951
    Age 42
    From 1951 to 1953, most of her works are made from ripped drawings completed in black ink or wash in a figurative manner.
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    To create these images, Krasner pasted cut and torn shapes onto all but two of the large-scale color field paintings she created for the Betty Parson's exhibition in 1951.
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    By 1951, Krasner started her first series of collage paintings.
  • 1950
    Age 41
    There is evidence that she began experimenting with automatic painting and created black and white hybridized, monstrous figures on large canvases in 1950.
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  • 1949
    Age 40
    When she completed the Little Image series in 1949, Krasner again went through a critical phase with her work.
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    She created around forty of these types of paintings until 1949.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 37
    Beginning in 1946, Krasner began working on her Little Image series.
  • 1945
    Age 36
    In the fall of 1945, Krasner destroyed many of her cubist works she created during her studies with Han Hofmann, although the majority of paintings created from 1938 to 1943 survived this reevaluation.
  • 1942
    Age 33
    Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock established a relationship with one another in 1942 after they both exhibited at the McMillen Gallery.
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    She was highly affected by seeing Pollock's work for the first time in 1942, causing her to reject Hofmann's cubist style which required working from a human or still life model.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 26
    It eventually became too difficult for Krasner to support herself as a waitress due to the Great Depression. In order to provide for herself, she joined the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project in 1935.
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  • 1929
    Age 20
    Krasner was highly influenced by the opening of the Museum of Modern Art in 1929.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1928
    Age 19
    She also briefly enrolled in the Art Students League of New York in 1928.
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    By 1928, she enrolled in the National Academy of Design.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Krasner was born as Lena Krassner (outside the family she was known as Lenore Krasner) on October 27, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York.
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