Lee Krasner, ‘The Eye is the First Circle’, 1960, Royal Academy of Arts

Private collection

Image rights: Courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2016

"Abstract Expressionism"

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016)

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

New York,
The Enormity of the Possible

Group Shows

New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition
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

Mark Borghi Fine Art at Art Miami 2017
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