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  1. Dec 27, 2011 · Helen Frankenthaler was among the most influential artists of the mid-20 th century. Introduced early in her career to major artists such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline (and Robert Motherwell , whom she later married), Frankenthaler was influenced by Abstract Expressionist painting practices, but developed her own distinct approach to the style.

    • American
    • December 12, 1928
    • New York, New York
    • December 27, 2011
  2. Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), whose career spanned six decades, has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. A member of the second generation of postwar American abstract painters, she is widely credited with playing a pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting.

  3. Helen Frankenthaler was an American abstract expressionist painter. She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Having exhibited her work for over six decades (early 1950s until 2011), she spanned several generations of abstract painters while continuing to produce vital and ever-changing new work.

    • American
    • December 12, 1928
    • Manhattan, New York, United States
    • December 27, 2011
  4. Helen Frankenthaler was an American abstract expressionist painter. She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Having exhibited her work for over six decades, she spanned several generations of abstract painters while continuing to produce vital and ever-changing new work. Frankenthaler began exhibiting her large-scale abstract expressionist paintings in contemporary museums and galleries in the early 1950s. She was included in the 1964 Post-Painterly Abstraction ex

  5. Helen Frankenthaler. 1928–2011. A New York City native, Frankenthaler began her art studies at the Dalton School under Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo. She earned her B.A. from Bennington College in Vermont and moved back to New York, where she met Abstract Expressionist artists Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell (to whom she was briefly married).

  6. American, 1928–2011. Helen Frankenthaler, an integral member of the so-called second wave of Abstract Expressionists, is lauded for her material experimentation. Across her lush canvases, she developed her signature soak-stain technique, in which she applied washes of ….

  7. In 1946, Frankenthaler entered Bennington College, where she was encouraged to analyze space and composition by studying the works of Cézanne and the cubists. After finishing college, Frankenthaler briefly studied art history at Columbia University, but left to devote herself to painting full-time.

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