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Fierce poise : Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York / Alexander Nemerov.

Nemerov, Alexander, (author.).

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"At the dawn of the 1950s, a promising and dedicated young painter named Helen Frankenthaler, fresh out of college, moved back home to New York City to make her name. By the decade's end, she had succeeded in establishing herself as an important American artist of the postwar period. In the years in between, she made some of the most daring, head-turning paintings of her day and also came into her own as a woman: traveling the world, falling in and out of love, and engaging in an ongoing artistic education. She also experienced anew--and left her mark on--the city in which she had been raised in privilege as the daughter of a judge, even as she left the security of that world to pursue her artistic ambitions. Brought to vivid life by acclaimed art historian Alexander Nemerov, these defining moments--from her first awed encounter with Jackson Pollock's drip paintings to her first solo gallery show to her tumultuous breakup with eminent art critic Clement Greenberg--comprise a portrait as bold and distinctive as the painter herself. Inspired by Pollock and the other male titans of abstract expressionism but committed to charting her own course, Frankenthaler was an artist whose talent was matched only by her unapologetic determination to distinguish herself in a man's world."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 FRANKENTHALER 2021 (Text) 33892100734202 Adult New Books Book None 04/21/2021 Checked out 05/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525560180
  • ISBN: 0525560181
  • Physical Description: xviii, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"At the dawn of the 1950s, a promising and dedicated young painter named Helen Frankenthaler, fresh out of college, moved back home to New York City to make her name. By the decade's end, she had succeeded in establishing herself as an important American artist of the postwar period. In the years in between, she made some of the most daring, head-turning paintings of her day and also came into her own as a woman: traveling the world, falling in and out of love, and engaging in an ongoing artistic education. She also experienced anew--and left her mark on--the city in which she had been raised in privilege as the daughter of a judge, even as she left the security of that world to pursue her artistic ambitions. Brought to vivid life by acclaimed art historian Alexander Nemerov, these defining moments--from her first awed encounter with Jackson Pollock's drip paintings to her first solo gallery show to her tumultuous breakup with eminent art critic Clement Greenberg--comprise a portrait as bold and distinctive as the painter herself. Inspired by Pollock and the other male titans of abstract expressionism but committed to charting her own course, Frankenthaler was an artist whose talent was matched only by her unapologetic determination to distinguish herself in a man's world." -- dust jacket.
Subject: Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011.
Painters > United States > Biography.
Women painters > United States > Biography.
Art and society > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
ART / General.
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011.
Art and society.
Painters.
Women painters.
New York (State) > New York.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
History.

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