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Art Resource
New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976.

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Art Resource, NY / Krasner, Lee (1908-1984) © ARS, NY

Major Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner made bold, graphic canvases that embraced a cut-up collage style and bright, gestural brushwork. She shared an interest in rhythm and the material properties of paint with her husband, Jackson Pollock. Krasner’s large-scale canvases reflect these concerns as well as an infatuation with hieroglyphics and natural forms. The artist also embraced ovular shapes and pink hues. Krasner studied at the Women’s Art School at Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League. She worked as a muralist for the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, a program that was foundational to many of her Ab-Ex contemporaries. Krasner’s work belongs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Artizon Museum in Tokyo.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Lee Krasner: Living ColorGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
2016
Abstract ExpressionismRoyal Academy of Arts
When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger CollectionAmerican Federation of Arts
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Milkweed, 1955

Oil, paper and canvas collage on canvas
84 × 59 × 1 1/2 in
213.4 × 149.9 × 3.8 cm
Location
New York
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AR
Art Resource
New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976.

Medium
Image rights
Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Art Resource, NY / Krasner, Lee (1908-1984) © ARS, NY

Major Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner made bold, graphic canvases that embraced a cut-up collage style and bright, gestural brushwork. She shared an interest in rhythm and the material properties of paint with her husband, Jackson Pollock. Krasner’s large-scale canvases reflect these concerns as well as an infatuation with hieroglyphics and natural forms. The artist also embraced ovular shapes and pink hues. Krasner studied at the Women’s Art School at Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League. She worked as a muralist for the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, a program that was foundational to many of her Ab-Ex contemporaries. Krasner’s work belongs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Artizon Museum in Tokyo.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Lee Krasner
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