Joan Mitchell, ‘Trees I’, 1992, Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design

White, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper

Series: The Trees Series

Signature: Inscribed and signed in pencil (at lower right): Joan Mitchell 1992 33/34

Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York

Catalogue Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992

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