Lee Krasner

American abstract expressionist painter (1908–1984)

Lenore "Lee" Krasner (born Lena Krassner; October 27, 1908 – June 19, 1984) was an American abstract expressionist painter. She also worked in other media such as mosaics and especially collage. Krasner was influenced by George Bridgman and Hans Hoffman. Krasner was important within abstraction. She connected early-20th-century art with the new ideas of postwar America. She is also one of the few female artists to have a retrospective show at the Museum of Modern Art.[1] [2] She also had a retrospective exhibit at the Barbican Arts Center, London.[3]

Lee Krasner
Krasner in 1983
Lena Krassner

(1908-10-27)October 27, 1908
New York City, U.S.
DiedJune 19, 1984(1984-06-19) (aged 75)
New York City, U.S.
EducationCooper Union
National Academy of Design
Hans Hofmann
Known forPainting, collage
MovementAbstract expressionism
Jackson Pollock
(m. 1945; died 1956)

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  1. Kino, Carol (October 2, 2005). "A Visit With the Modern's First Grandmother". The New York Times.
  2. Glueck, Grace (December 21, 1984). "Art: Lee Krasner Finds Her Place in Retrospective Ar Modern". The New York Times.
  3. Searle, Adrian (2019-05-29). "Storms of colour from a wild destructive genius – Lee Krasner review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-09-14.