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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 On Artsy

2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Denver Art Museum, Denver
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Joan Mitchell: At The Harbor and In The Grande Vallée, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2014
Joan Mitchell: Trees, Cheim & Read, New York
2010
Joan Mitchell: The Last Decade, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Joan Mitchell: At The Harbor and In The Grande Vallée, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2014
Joan Mitchell: Trees, Cheim & Read, New York
2010
Joan Mitchell: The Last Decade, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Painting That Does Not Radiate Feeling, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Denver Art Museum, Denver
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2014
Color and Impulse, Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design, Litchfield
2013
Chamberlain | Mitchell, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2010
Masters of the Gesture, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
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