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Lee Krasner

 (1908 - 1984)
Lee Lenore (Pollock) Krasner was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  Lee Krasner is known for abstract expressionist and gestural painting, collage.

Lee Krasner

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A major figure among 20th-century New York abstract painters, Lee Krasner became an acknowledged leader of the Abstract Expressionists. However, as the wife of Jackson Pollock, who emerged as the leading figure of that period, she was overshadowed by his accomplishments, and her reputation as an artist did not take hold until a decade after his death in 1956

Born into a strong matriarchal Russian Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Krasner was raised in a highly cultured environment. In the 1920s, she studied at Cooper Union, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design. From 1934 to 1943, she was a WPA mural painter and also became involved with radical art and politics. During much of this time, she was a mural assi  ...  Displaying 750 of 26250 characters.

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About  Lee Krasner

Born:  1908 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   1984 - Springs, New York
Known for:  abstract expressionist and gestural painting, collage