Joan Mitchell, ‘Sunflower V’, 1992, Addison Rowe Gallery

Signature: Signed, dated, & numbered: lower right

Publisher: Tyler Graphics

About Joan Mitchell

In 1950s New York, Joan Mitchell was a lively, argumentative member of the famed Cedar Bar crowd, alongside Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and other notable first- and second-generation Abstract Expressionist painters. Based on landscape imagery and flowers, her large-scale paintings investigate the potential of big, aggressive brushstrokes and vivid color to convey emotion. "I try to eliminate clichés, extraneous material," she once said. "I try to make it exact. My painting is not an allegory or a story. It is more like a poem." Mitchell, who moved to France in 1959, has had numerous museum exhibitions, and examples of her work hang in nearly all the important public collections of modern art.

American, 1925-1992, Chicago, Illinois, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2017
New York,
Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947 – 1962
2015
New York,
Joan Mitchell: At The Harbor and In The Grande Vallée