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Lee Krasner: A Biography

Lee Krasner: Living Colour

Lee Krasner: A Biography

Krasner’s biographer Gail Levin delves into the artist’s remarkable life.

’I think all painting is biographical… I think you can read any artist if you take the trouble to’ – Lee Krasner

Discover how Krasner’s life intersected with and informed her art in this special evening with Gail Levin, influential art historian.

Levin developed a lasting relationship with the artist, before writing Krasner’s biography in 2011. Levin’s biography is being published by Thames and Hudson this summer to coincide with the show.


Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York.


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Longread: Introducing Lee Krasner

A key figure in American art, Krasner's energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York. Charlotte Flint, Exhibition Assistant on Lee Krasner: Living Colour, looks back through her life, works and legacy.

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