Lee Krasner

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Lee Krasner

An ambitious and influential artist in New York City during the height of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner's own career was often overshadowed by the male-dominated art world and her role as a supportive wife to Jackson Pollock, arguably the most significant postwar American painter.

Krasner was closely involved in the synthesis of abstract form and psychological content, which announced the start of Abstract Expressionism. Her desire to improve her aesthetic, or what she called "breaks," led to her innovative "Little Image" series of the late 1940s, her bold collages of the 1950s, and, later, her large and colorful canvas works of the 1960s.

Krasner was "rediscovered" by feminist art historians during the 1970s and lived to see a greater recognition of her art and career, which continues to grow to this day.

 

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