Goldstone, 21/100, from the Primary Series

Artist Details

Name: Lee Krasner
Birth: 1908 Death: 1984
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Medium: lithograph on paper
Dimensions: 22.44 in x 30.12 in 57 x 76.5cm.
Credit: Gift of the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation

On the heels of World War II, the tenor of American art began to change with the development of Abstract Expressionism. For the first time, the focus of the art world shifted from Europe to America, where the new art movement flourished in New York City from the mid 1940s through the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism was dominated by male artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell. Women such as Lee Krasner and Joan Mitchell also participated in the movement, but received relatively little recognition compared to their male counterparts. For a portion of her career, Krasner was overshadowed by Pollock, whom she married in 1945. Following Pollock’s death in 1956, Krasner created some of her most emotionally-charged work. She continued to paint and create collages into the late 1970s.

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