Krasner, Lee

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Krasner, Lee

(krăs`nər, krăz`–), 1911–84, American artist, b. Brooklyn. She studied with Hans HofmannHofmann, Hans,
1880–1966, American painter, b. Germany. After earning a considerable reputation as a teacher in Munich, Hofmann moved permanently to the United States in 1930.
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 and became a leading figure in abstract expressionismabstract expressionism,
movement of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the mid-1940s and attained singular prominence in American art in the following decade; also called action painting and the New York school.
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 along with her husband, Jackson PollockPollock, Jackson,
1912–56, American painter, b. Cody, Wyo. He studied (1929–31) in New York City, mainly under Thomas Hart Benton, but he was more strongly influenced by A. P. Ryder and the Mexican muralists, especially Siqueiros.
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. 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).

Bibliography

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