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Lee Krasner


Abstract expressionist painter who often disassembled her paintings and re-arranged their parts into collages. She went to The Cooper Union as well as the Country wide Academy of Style and later had taken classes with Hans Hofmann. She was utilized by the WPA Government Art Task from 1935 until 1943. She was portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden in the film ‘Pollock’ from 2000. She was the wife from the renowned musician Jackson Pollock, but was a significant painter in her very own correct. She was among only a small number of feminine artists to get a retrospective exhibition on the Museum of Contemporary Art. She offered as John Updike’s motivation for the primary personality in his book “Look for My Encounter” from 2002.

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Full Name Lee Krasner
Date Of Birth October 27, 1908
Died June 19, 1984, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Painter
Education Cooper Union, National Academy Museum and School
Nationality American
Spouse Jackson Pollock
Parents Joseph Krassner, Anna Weiss Krassner
Star Sign Scorpio

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1 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 472-474. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
2 Is portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden in Pollock (2000)



Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island 1999 Video documentary Herself
Jackson Pollock 1987 Documentary Herself

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