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 Krasner, Lee (1908 - 1984)

Visitation, 1957/73

Oil on canvas;
224.7 x 148.5 cm
Abstract Expressionism

UID 102-324


Lee Krasner in 1926 studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in Manhattan. In 1928, she transferred to the National Academy of Design and, in 1930, produced her first important work, Self-portrait. After having been briefly influenced by the enigmatic imagery Giorgio De Chirico, Krasner began creating abstract still lifes and diagrammatic studies of figures. Her development, together with Jackson Pollock, at the Peggy Guggenheim Surrealist cycle proved to be very beneficial to the development of her future work. In 1951, she held her first solo exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery and, after the death of Pollock in 1956, she created her most memorable and genuine paintings, large gestural works generated by a strong bodily movement. In the mid 60s, her work became more lyrical and decorative, inspired by a Fauvist approach and, at the end of her career, in the 70s, Krasner returned to collage that she had worked on during the 50s.


Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000


Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

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Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

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