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Lee Krasner

Krasner, Lee (krăsˈnər, krăzˈ–) [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 biographies by R. Hobbs (1999) and G. Levin (2011); study by B. Rose (1983); E. G. Landau, Lee Krasner: A Catalogue Raisonné (1995).

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