Lee Krasner

“I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes.”—Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner (1908-1984) was one of the first generation Abstract Expressionist painters. Through six decades devoted to art, she continually explored innovative approaches to painting and collage. Lee  mostly became known because of her marriage to the gifted, troubled painter Jackson Pollock,  but she was an established abstract artist well before she met him. Her engagement in the New York art scene and her long education of art and its history were important to the nourishment of Pollock’s career. They painted side by side in their country home, but after her husband was killed in an automobile accident, Lee devoted the rest of her life to promoting his art and legacy as well as exploring her own abstract painting. Shortly after her own death, she was given a retrospective show at the Museum of Modern Art, an honor bestowed on a small handful of women artists, even to this day. Today her work is considered some of the most significant in the Abstract Expressionist movement.*

*Abstract Expressionism is important because it was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. (wikipeda)

You can check out some of Lee Krasner’s work here.

 

 

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