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Joan Mitchell

 (1926 - 1992)
Joan Mitchell was active/lived in New York, Illinois / France.  Joan Mitchell is known for abstract expression, mod figure.

Joan Mitchell

A leading figure of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists in New York City, Joan Mitchell said that although her paintings seemed total abstractions, they were, in fact, "about a feeling that comes to me from the outside, the landscape." She distinguished herself from other Abstract Expressionists because she had a pre-established design, a single image, to anchor her painting rather than leaving the result to subconscious, totally emotion-based expression.

Mitchell was born and raised in Chicago by parents who were wealthy and socially prominent. Her father was a successful doctor, and her mother a poet, and both supported her apparent early art talent. She attended Frances Parker School, a private high school whose facu  ...  Displaying 750 of 12778 characters.

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Joan Mitchell, circa 1956.

About  Joan Mitchell

Born:  1926 - Chicago, Illinois
Died:   1992 - Paris, France
Known for:  abstract expression, mod figure