Lee Krasner

1908 - 1984 · United States

Artist biography

Lee Krasner was a visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Lee Krasner was born in 1908 and died in 1984. Born in the same country and around the same year are Franz Kline, Walker Evans, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lee Krasner's work is available on display in 4 galleries recorded on Artland. Some of those galleries are Kasmin Gallery | 293 Tenth Avenue, Paul Kasmin Gallery | 27th Street, and Paul Kasmin | 297 Tenth Avenue in New York, the United States. Lee Krasner's work has most recently been exhibited at Charles Riva Collection in Brussels (23 April 2019 until 28 June 2019) with the exhibition Sun Women. Lee Krasner's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism (20 November 2019 - 24 January 2020) at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York and PAINTERS OF THE EAST END (10 July 2019 - 15 August 2019) at Paul Kasmin | 297 Tenth Avenue in New York. Lee Krasner's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called MURAL STUDIES and took place at Paul Kasmin | 297 Tenth Avenue in New York, the United States from the 13 September 2018 to 27 October 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner was born in 1908 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative developments.

Lee Krasner

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