Helen Frankenthaler

American, 1928-2011

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Helen Frankenthaler

American, 1928-2011

6,442 followers

A second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler became active in the New …

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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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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$3m, Sotheby's, 2015
Solo show at a major institution
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and 1 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 4 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum International Magazine, and 4 more
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