Lee Krasner

Living Colour

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Lee Krasner 'Desert Moon'

Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.

'I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.' 

This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.

Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.

The exhibition is also made possible with support from Kasmin Gallery, Elizabeth and J. Jeffry Louis, and a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from the Art Fund.

Supported by

Terra Foundation

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

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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.

‘Lee Krasner is one of the most important, but most overlooked, abstract artists of the last century.‘
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A special school group rate is available alongside free exhibition tours which are suitable for both primary and secondary school groups. A discounted group booking applies to all school groups of 10 or more:

•         Secondary and sixth form (up to age 19): £3 per student
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