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 Lee Lenore (Pollock) Krasner  (1908 - 1984)

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Lived/Active: New York/Massachusetts      Known for: abstract expressionist and gestural painting, collage

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BIOGRAPHY for Lee Krasner
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1908 (Brooklyn, New York)
 
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1984 (Springs, New York)

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New York/Massachusetts

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Abstract Expressionism
Painters of Nudes
Modernism
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A major figure among 20th-century New York abstract painters, Lee Krasner became an acknowledged leader of the Abstract Expressionists. However, as the wife of Jackson Pollock, who emerged as the leading figure of that period, she was overshadowed by his accomplishments, and her reputation as an artist did not take hold until a decade after his death in 1956

Born into a strong matriarchal Russian Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Krasner was raised in a highly cultured environment. In (showing 500 of 26260 characters).



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