(October 27 1908 - June 19 1984)
Lee Krasner was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism and an important artist in her own right. She was also married to one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century, Jackson Pollock. Krasner charted her own identity as a painter, while still encouraging her husband and his legacy.
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Photograph of Lee Krasner, unknown date, by Ann Chwatsky, courtesy of the photographer. (c) Ann Chwatsky
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