Great Painter: Helen Frankenthaler

I don’t know much about Helen Frankenthaler, having just gotten into her via a documentery on art critic/guru Clement Greenberg. So here’s what I do know: she’s as New York as it gets, having lived there all her life, still lives there teaching at Hunter College, and she is an Abstract Expressionistic painter that makes large, amazing paintings. They are fluid, watercolor-like, although all painted on untreated canvas with diluted oils. Her later work was more saturated in color. Full of movement, Helen’s work shows a remarkable confidence. I find them to be so evocative, don’t you?

Images via Wikipedia, American Art, and Greg Kucera Gallery


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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4 Responses to Great Painter: Helen Frankenthaler

  1. Stephanie says:

    These are amazing, i adore the colors

  2. davidzahl says:

    I love these. Great find, Cate

  3. Beautiful! Helen Frakenthaler is one of my favourite painters/artists: thanks for the post: great images!

  4. Ken says:

    Thanks, Cate, these are wonderful. I thought Frankenthaler had died, but I was confusing her with Mary Frank. What’s the documentary called?

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