Lee Krasner: A Biography

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Harper Collins, Mar 22, 2011 - Art - 576 pages
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Perhaps best known as the long-suffering wife of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner is now, finally, being recognized as one of the 20th century’s modernist masters. In Lee Krasner, author Gail Levin gives us an engrossing biography of the painter—so memorably portrayed in the movie Pollack by actor Marcia Gay Harden, who won an Academy Award for her performance—a firebrand and trailblazer for women’s rights as well as an exceptional artist who led a truly fascinating life.
 

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of course lee krasner is perhaps best known as the wife of Jackson Pollock. the biography show how your work is as good as any artist of that time period. Lee was one of the pioneers of abstract ... Read full review

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A dense and definitive biography highlighting her creative influences and subsequent works. J.P. Miller. Cambridge, MA

Contents

Introduction
1
A Brooklyn Childhood 190821
21
Determined to Be an Artist 192225
33
Cooper Union 192628
41
National Academy and First Love 192832
51
Enduring the Great Depression 193236
81
From Politics to Modernism 193639
117
Solace in Abstraction 194041
143
First Solo Show 195152
269
Coming Apart 195356
289
Artist and Widow 195659
315
A New Alliance 195964
339
Recognition 196569
367
The Feminist Decade 197079
389
Retrospective 198084
427
Acknowledgments
453

Life with Pollock 194243
177
Coping with Peggy Guggenheim 194345
197
Marriage and Springs 194547
231
Triumphs and Challenges 194850
249
Frequently Used Sources
469
Index
535
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Gail Levin is the author of Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, Becoming Judy Chicago, and many other books on twentieth-century and contemporary art. She is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York.

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