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
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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