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Lee Krasner: Living Colour

On Nature – Lee Krasner

Explore Lee Krasner’s fascination with nature and the impact this had on her work.

'I cannot conceive anything outside nature' – Lee Krasner

Join Katy Siegel, Senior Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in conversation.

Discover Krasner’s close connection with nature and how this compared with her artist peers working in post-war New York. This talk will trace Krasner’s relationship with nature from one of observation to one that became intrinsic to her practice.


Katy Siegel is Senior Curator of Research and Programming at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland and the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair at Stony Brook University, New York. Her recent exhibitions include Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017 (2018); Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-65 (2017); and Mark Bradford’s presentation in the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2017). Her retrospective exhibition of the work of Joan Mitchell will open in 2020.

Edith Devaney is the Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy or Arts. She originated and co-curated Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy in 2016, and Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth in 2017.


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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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