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Lee Krasner: A Biography

Gail Levin

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Thames & Hudson Ltd
23 July 2019
Art & design styles: Abstract Expressionism; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment
The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful life In Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, and in so doing recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art. The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful life In Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, and in so doing recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art.
By:   Gail Levin
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9780500295281
ISBN 10:   050029528X
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   23 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction * 1. Beyond the Pale: A Brooklyn Childhood, 1908-21 * 2. Breaking Away: Determined to Be an Artist, 1922-25 * 3. Art School: Cooper Union, 1926-28 * 4. National Academy and First Love, 1928-32 * 5. Enduring the Great Depression, 1932-36 * 6. From Politics to Modernism, 1936-39 * 7. Solace in Abstraction, 1940-41 * 8. A New Attachment: Life with Pollock, 1942-43 * 9. Coping with Peggy Guggenheim, 1943-45 * 10. Coming Together: Marriage and Springs, 1945-47 * 11. Triumphs and Challenges, 1948-50 * 12. First Solo Show, 1951-52 * 13. Coming Apart, 1953-56 * 14. Dual Identities: Artist and Widow, 1956-59 * 15. A New Alliance, 1959-64 * 16. Recognition, 1965-69 * 17. The Feminist Decade, 1970-79 * 18. Retrospective, 1980-84

Reviews for Lee Krasner: A Biography

'Compelling ... Gail Levin has drawn on her close association with Lee Krasner and extensive research to produce a biography that rings fair and true' - Los Angeles Times 'An insightful, sharply drawn portrait of 20th-century America from a vantage point of a creative woman swept up in a realm of remarkable artistic productivity' - Wall Street Journal 'Beautifully evokes a period in American art that laid the groundwork for the women artists of today' - Erica Jong


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