Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner

Turner Contemporary
Jan 24, 2014 3:56PM

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner (25 January to 11 May 2014), launches Turner Contemporary’s exceptional 2014 programme. Showcasing the work of the celebrated American Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler alongside paintings by JMW Turner from the 19th century, the exhibition includes 24 paintings by Frankenthaler, whose last public gallery exhibition in England was at the Whitechapel in 1969.

Turner Contemporary Director, Victoria Pomery said:

“Helen Frankenthaler is a much overlooked artist despite being an important voice in the development of Abstract Expressionism.  The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a significant body of her paintings in the UK alongside some great works by JMW Turner. This exhibition explores painting more broadly allowing similarities as well as differences to be revealed between both artists’ practice.”

The exhibition includes a substantial number of works by both artists. There will be 12 Turner oils & 21 watercolours making it the largest collection of paintings by JMW Turner at Turner Contemporary since Turner and the Elements in 2012.

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