Joan Mitchell (February 12, 1925 – October 30, 1992) was an American artist who worked primarily in painting and printmaking, and also used pastel and made other works on paper. She was an active participant in the New York School of artists in the 1950s.
Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was an artist who created abstract oil paintings, drawings, and prints. Joan Mitchell in her Vétheuil studio, 1983. Photograph by Robert Freson, Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives. © Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Oct 30, 1992 · Joan Mitchell was a "second generation" abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. She was an essential member of the American Abstract expressionist movement, even though much of her career took place in France.
- French, American
- February 12, 1925
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- October 30, 1992
“ Abstract is not a style, I simply want to make a surface work,” she once said about her approach. 1 Born in Chicago, she moved to New York in 1949, where she became actively involved in the downtown avant-garde art scene, establishing herself as a central figure among the second generation of Abstract Expressionists.
Joan Mitchell, (born February 12, 1926, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died October 30, 1992, Paris, France), American painter known for her large abstract paintings made with colourful gestural brushstrokes.
Oct 30, 1992 · Joan Mitchell American Painter and Printmaker Born: February 12, 1925 - Chicago, Illinois Died: October 30, 1992 - Vetheuil, France Movements and Styles: Abstract Expressionism , Action Painting Joan Mitchell Summary Accomplishments Important Art Biography Influences and Connections Useful Resources Similar Art and Related Pages
Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) was an abstract artist whose prolific career spanned more than four decades. She worked in a variety of mediums—including oil on canvas, pastel on paper, and lithographic printing—and is widely recognized as one of the most significant artists of the post-war era.