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Happy #WCW Lee Krasner!

Happy #WCW to legendary expressionist painter Lee Krasner!

An ambitious and important artist in New York City during Abstract Expressionism's heyday, Lee Krasner's own career often was compromised by her role as supportive wife to Jackson Pollock, arguably the most significant postwar American painter, as well as by the male-dominated art world.

Krasner was passionately involved in abstract forms and psychological content, which announced the advent of Abstract Expressionism. Her desire to revise her aesthetic or what she called "breaks," led to her innovative Little Image series of the late 1940s, her bold collages of the 1950s, and her large bright canvases of the 1960s.

Krasner was "rediscovered" by feminist art historians during the 1970s and lived to see a greater recognition of her art and career.

Today, Krasner’s work belongs in the numerous collections and she is one of the few female artists to have had a retrospective show at the Museum of Modern Art.

Happy #WCW Lee!






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