Lee Krasner, ‘Four’, 1957, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Fractional and promised gift of Barbara and Gerson Bakar

About Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner was a major figure in the American Abstract Expressionist movement and the wife of Jackson Pollock. Working in oil on canvas, ink on paper, and mixed-media collage, Krasner produced works characterized by a sensuous painterly style, her large-scales collages often formed from the artist’s own cut-up paintings and drawings. Krasner exhibited with the American Abstract Artists group, through which she met Pollock; the two became vital critics and supporters of one another, and Pollock’s influence on Krasner helped free her from formalist strictures. “Painting…in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable,” she said. Krasner studied under Hans Hofmann, and considered Henri Matisse and Piet Mondrian to be lifelong influences on her practice.

American, 1908-1984, Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows

2017
New York,
The Enormity of the Possible

Group Shows

2017
2013
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton
2012
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition
2004
New York, NY, United States,
Mood Indigo: The Legacy of Duke Ellington - A Look at Jazz and Improvisation in American Art

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Wopart Lugano
2017
Paul Kasmin Gallery at ADAA: The Art Show 2017
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