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b. 1908-1984, Brooklyn, New York.


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First generation Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner trained at the Art Student's League in New York and studied under Hans Hofmann from 1937-1940. According to writer and curator Jeffrey Grove, "Krasner's peregrination through the currents of artistic practice, bridging the post-war to post-modernist eras, defined a singular and improbable model, one often inconsonant with prevailing artistic currents. Today her works emerge as clear and forceful statements by an artist captured in a confrontational and fruitful dialogue with her own past, the history of modernism, and the frustrations of the present, dynamics clearly and eloquently expressed in her later works."

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2016              Riley, Charles A. 'Art Review: Lee Krasner Retrospective Yields Context and Personality,' Hamptons Art                       Hub, 28 April, 2016

2016               Steadman, Ryan. “Museum Spotlights the Women of America’s First Cutting Edge Art Movement.”                              New York Observer 18 Feb.

2014               Rosenberg, Karen. 'A Conversation Spoken in Paint: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis at the Jewish

                      Museum', The New York Times, p. C30, 11 Sep 2014.

                      Rosenberg, Karen. 'In Blue-Chip Precincts, a Shout-Out for the Undersung', The New York Times, p. 

                      C31, 7 Mar 2014.

2011               "Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner Paintings on display at Chelsea gallery",, 6 Jan


                      Merjian, Ara H. 'Lee Krasner', Artforum, 4 Jan 2011

2010               'Lee Krasner', The New Yorker, Dec 2010

2008               'Lee Krasner', ARTnews, vol. 107, no. 10, Nov 2008

                      Carrier, David. 'Abstract Expressionism: A World Elsewhere curated by David Anfam at Haunch of


                      'Lee Krasner: Little Image Paintings, 1946-1950',, Arts & Leisure, 3 Oct 2008

                      Rosenbaum, Lee. 'Krasner at Her Unknown Best', The Wall Street Journal, p. D7, 2 Sep 2008

                      Guest, Amanda. 'Lee Krasner: Paper', Hand Papermaking, p. 42-43, vol. 23, no. 1, summer 2008

2007               Landi, Ann. Review of 'Lee Krasner: Works on Paper', ARTnews, p. 218, Nov 2007      

2006               Johnson, Ken. 'Art in Review, Dialogue: Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock',The New York Times, p. 

                      E4, 6 Jan 2006.

                      Hu, Winnie. 'Works in Progress: An Office and an Officeholder', The New York Times, p. B2, 20 Jun


                      Mack, Joshua. 'Lee Krasner/Jackson Pollock', Modern Painters, p. 112, Feb 2006

                      Landi, Ann. 'Dialogue: Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock', ARTnews, p. 140, Apr 2006

                      Gilmore, Jonathan. 'Pollock & Krasner at Robert Miller Gallery; Pollock at Washburn; Pollock & Louis

                      Comfort Tiffany at Tilton', Art in America, p. 167-68, Sep 2006

2005               Cohen, David. 'An Irascible, Irreplaceable Pair of Painters', The New York Sun, p. 11, 29 Dec 2005

2003               Sarah, Douglas. 'Lee Krasner: After Palingenesis', The Art Newspaper, p. 3, Sep 2003

                      Cohen, David. Review of 'Lee Krasner: After Palingenesis', The New York Sun, 18 Sep 2003

2001               Paul Brach. 'Lee Krasner: Front and Center', Art in America, p. 90-98, Feb 2001

2000               Wallach, Amei. 'The Lee Krasner Who Was Herself and Only Herself', The New York Times, p. 41-42,

                      3 Oct 2000

                      May, Stephen. 'Out of Pollock's Shadow: A Retrospective Establishes Lee Krasner's Place in Late

                      20th-century American Art History', Art & Antiques Magazine, p. 66-67, 2000

1984               Vetrocq, Marcia E. 'An Independent Tack: Lee Krasner', p. 136-145, May 1984

                      Landau, Ellen G. ‘Lee Krasner’s Past Continuous’, ARTnews, Ixxxiii/2, pp. 68-77.

1983               Wallach, Amei. 'Krasner's Triumph: Tough, Obstinate, and Independent, Lee Krasner Still Fights to

                      Keep Her Artistic Identity', Vogue, p. 442-502, Nov 1983

                      Hughes, Robert. 'Bursting Out of the Shadows: Pollock's widow, Lee Krasner, stuns with controlled

                      anger', Time Magazine, 14 Nov 1983

1981               Landau, Ellen G. ‘Lee Krasner’s Early Career, Part One: “Pushing in Different Directions”’, Arts 

                      Magazine [previously published as Arts [New York], Ivi/2, pp. 110-122.

                      Landau, Ellen G. ‘Lee Krasner’s Early Career, Part Two: The 1940s’, Arts Magazine [previously 

                      published as Arts [New York], Ivi/3, pp. 80-89.


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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (solo exhibitions unless otherwise noted)
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2016              Lee Krasner (exhibition catalouge). New York: Robert Miller Gallery.

2011               Levin, Gail. Lee Krasner: A Biography. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

2008               Ansom, David. Abstract Expressionism - A World Elsewhere (exhibition catalogue). New York:

                      Haunch of Venison.

                      Kleeblatt, Norman (ed.). Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976

                      (exhibition catalogue). New York: The Jewish Museum.

2003               Herskovic, Marika. American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey. New

                      York: The New York Shool Press.

2000               Herskovic, Marika. New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists. New York:

                      The New York Shool Press.

1999               Hobbs, Robert C. Lee Krasner. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

1996               Wagner, Anne M. Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and 

                      O’Keefe. Berkeley: University of California Press.

1995               Landau, Ellen G., and Jeffrey D. Grove. Lee Krasner (catalogue raisonné). New York: Harry N. 

                      Abrams, Inc.

1993               Hobbs, Robert Carleton. Lee Krasner. New York: Abbeville Press.

                      Howard, Richard. Lee Krasner Umber Paintings 1959-1962 (exhibition catalogue). New York: 

                      Robert Miller Gallery.

1989               Landau, Ellen G. and S. Kuthy. Krasner-Pollock: Künstlerpaare—Künstlerfreunde; Dialogue 

                      d’artistes—Resonances (exhibition catalogue) Bern: Kunstmuseum.

1986               Robertson, Bryon, et al. Lee Krasner: Collages (exhibition catalogue). New York: Robert Miller 


1983               Rose, Barbara. Lee Krasner: A Retrospective (exhibition catalogue). Houston: The Museum of Fine 

                      Arts and New York: MoMA.

1982               Lee Krasner: Paintings from the Late Fifties (exhibition catalogue). New York: Robert Miller Gallery.

                      Rose, Barbara. Krasner/Pollock: A Working Relationship (exhibition catalogue). East Hampton: 

                      Guild Hall Museum and Grey Art Gallery.

1975               Baro, G. Lee Krasner: Collages and Works on Paper, 1933-1974 (exhibition catalogue). 

                      Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery.

1973               Tucker, Marcia. Lee Krasner: Large Paintings (exhibition catalogue). New York: Whitney Museum 

                      of American Art.

1965               Friedman, B.H. Lee Krasner Paintings, Drawings and Collages (exhibition catalogue). London: 

                      Whitechapel Art Gallery

























































Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner, April 21 - June 4, 2016

The Jewish Museum, New York, From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952, September 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015 (two-person)

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Untitled (HYBRID), April 19 – June 7, 2013 (group)

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Dialogue: Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, December 6, 2005 - January 28, 2006

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner After Palingenesis, September 6 - October 15, 2003

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Mural Studies, November 30, 2000 - January 6, 2001

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Lee Krasner Retrospecive, PALINGENESIS (exhibition sponsored and toured by Independent Curators, Inc.) [itinerary: Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines (Feb 26 - May 21, 2000); Akron Art Museum, Akron (Jun 10 - Aug 27); Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn (Oct. 6, 2000 - Jan 7, 2001)

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: The Little Image - The Large Canvas, February 9 - March 13, 1999

Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood and La Jolla, CA, Lee Krasner Collages and Paintings, January - April, 1998

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY, Lee Krasner Figure Drawings: Process and Transformation, August 13 - October 28, 1995

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Lee Krasner: The Nature of the Body, Works 1933-1984, August 12–October 15, 1995

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Umber Paintings, January 5 – 30, 1993

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Paintings 1965-70, January 4 – 26, 1991

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Lee Krasner-Jackson Pollock, November 21, 1989 – February 4, 1990

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Paintings From 1938-1943, September 8–October 1, 1988

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner-Collages 1939-1984, October 7–November 1, 1986

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Charcoal Drawings from 1938-1940, March 5–30, 1985

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, Lee Krasner, Works on Paper, December 20, 1984–February 25, 1985

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lee Krasner Retrospective, Supplement: The Education of an Artist (traveled to Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Cooper-Union, New York)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lee Krasner: A Retrospective (traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Paintings From the Late Fifties, October 26–November 20, 1982

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Krasner/Pollock: A Working Relationship, September 8 – October 4, 1982, traveling exhibition.

Pace Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Recent Work, 1979

Pace Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Paintings, 1959-62, February 3–March 10, 1979

Pace Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner-Eleven Ways to Use the Words to See (Lee Krasner-New Work), February 19 – March 19, 1977

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Lee Krasner: Collage and Works on Paper, 1933-74 (January 11, 1973 – February 16, 1974), traveling exhibition.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Lee Krasner, Large Paintings

Marlborough Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner, Recent Paintings, April 19 – May 12, 1973

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner-Recent Gouaches, September 27 – October 18, 1969, [itinerary: Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco]

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Recent Paintings, March 1968

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Lee Krasner, Paintings, Drawings and Collages, September-October 1965, traveling exhibition

Howard Wise Gallery, New York, New Work by Lee Krasner, March 6–30, 1962

Howard Wise Gallery, New York, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Lee Krasner, November 15–December 10, 1960

Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Recent Paintings

Stable Gallery, New York, 1955

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, Paintings 1951, Lee Krasner

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2010 - present

2010 - present

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