Helen Frankenthaler
American, 1928-2011
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High auction record
$3m, Sotheby's, 2015
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions
2018
Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium,
Art Institute of Chicago
Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium,
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
2017
As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings,
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

A second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler became active in the New York School of the 1950s, initially influenced by artists like Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. She gained fame with her invention of the color-stain technique—applying thin washes of paint to …

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