Krasner’s parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants who fled to the United States to escape anti-Semitism and the Russo-Japanese War 😊 Krasner was the youngest of six children, and the only one of her siblings to be born in the United States 😊 She enrolled in Washington Irving High School, New York City when she was 14 to learn studio art 🙈 Krasner graduated from high school, in 1925. She was granted a scholarship to the Women’s Art School of Cooper Union. Krasner completed her Cooper Union graduation in 1925.
Lee Krasner was an ambitious, important New York City artist during Abstract Expressionism’s peak. However, her own career was often compromised by the role of supportive wife. Jackson PollockHe is regarded as the greatest postwar American painter and the best-known male-dominated artist in the art world. Krasner played a key role in the creation of abstract form and psychological contents, the precursor to Abstract Expressionism. She wanted to change her aesthetic, or “breaks,” which led to her creative Little Imageseries in the 1940s and her bold collages of 1950s. Later, she created large, vibrant canvases with brilliant colourrs that were part of her 1960s work. Krasner, who was “rediscovered by feminist artists historians in the 1970s,” saw her career and art gain greater attention. We are grateful to Kendrick peralta for pointing it out.
Additional reading at theartstory.orgLee Krasner was an accomplished and prominent artist in New York City’s Abstract Expressionism heyday. However, her own career was often compromised by her support role as a wife to Jackson Pollock (arguably America’s most important postwar painter), as well as the men-dominated art industry. Abstract Expressionism’s birth was announced by Krasner, who played a key role in the synthesis and integration of psychological form and abstract form. Krasner’s desire to revise or to “breaks” her aesthetic led her to create her Little Imageseries (late 1940s), bold collages from the 1950s, as well as her larger canvases of brilliant colorthat she’s makingking in the 1960s. Krasner, who was “rediscovered by feminist artists historians in the 1970s,” saw her career and art gain greater attention. Jose Martin (Gebze, Turkey) amended the above on May 13, 2020
New records also show that Krasner was almost nine months old in Brooklyn, New York on the same day her parents reunited. Joseph, Krasner’s father, had emigrated to the United States from a small village in Russia three years earlier to escape brutal anti-Jewish violence and to seek a new home for his family. Lee was the first Krasner child to arrive in America. He joined three older sisters, a brother and Ruth in arriving in 1910. Krasner’s family were Jewish Orthodox and spoke a mixture of Russian, Yiddish and English. While she recited Hebrew morning prayers, it wasn’t until later that she was able to read the English translation. She recalled how, ‘if you are a male you say, ‘Thank you, O Lord, for creating me in your image.’ If you are a female you say, ‘Thank you, O Lord, for creating me as you see fit’, and that started up a revolution that I’m having not recovered from’. Krasner was only a teenager when she’s beginninginning railing against Jewish scripture’s treatment women. She’s eventually givingving up religion entirely. We appreciate Lewis Morin’s attention to this.
Krasner created a unique work in 1956’s summer. This canvas featured looping fleshy forms that were lined with black with pink accents to highlight the bodily imagery. Prophecy was painted at a time when Pollock’s alcoholism was becoming acute and their relationship was coming under considerable strain. Krasner described how the painting ‘disturbed (her) enormously.’On 12th August she received a phone call with the news that Pollock had crashed his car, killing himself and at the age of 47, Krasner found herself a widow. She returned to painting weeks after her funeral. Three works were created that continue the Prophecy series, which she’s havingaving begun with Prophecy, Birth, Embrace, and Three in Two. Modified by Willie Ruiz, Qujing China (June 16, 2020).