The first full length account of Lee Krasner’s life.
Lee Krasner’s stirring work and charismatic personality could have made her a superstar of the Abstract Expressionist generation. Yet for years she was better known as Jackson Pollock’s wife, her art ignored and her story mistold. Gail Levin redresses the balance with this engrossing biography of the pioneering painter, firebrand and trailblazer for women’s rights. Her personal interviews, original research and lucid prose restore Krasner’s voice and illuminate an exceptional artist who led a truly fascinating life.
Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Liberal Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has written books on Edward Hopper, abstract expressionism, feminist art and American modernist art.