Krasner, Lee

Krasner, Lee krăs´nər, krăz´– [key], 1911–84, American artist, b. Brooklyn. She studied with Hans Hofmann and became a leading figure in abstract expressionism along with her husband, Jackson Pollock. Her compositions are intellectually controlled and characterized by broad gestural brushstrokes. She often utilized collage, usually cut-up sections from her own earlier work, in her paintings. Notable examples of her work include The Bull (1958) and Polar Stampede (1960).

See catalogue raisonné by E. G. Landau (1995); biographies by R. Hobbs (1999) and G. Levin (2011); study by B. Rose (1983); M. Gabriel, Ninth Street Women (2018).

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