(1925 - 1992)
Joan Mitchell was active/lived in New York, Illinois / France. Joan Mitchell is known for Abstract expressionist painting, modernist figure.
Joan Mitchell, circa 1956.
Biography 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 wh
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