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.
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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23 May 2019
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