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Invisible to Visible: The World of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner

March 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On Thursday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m., from the comfort of your own home, Canton Public Library offers a Zoom lecture for adults about Lee Krasner, the modern abstract expressionist painter, and other women who pioneered abstract modern art.

Celebrate Women’s History Month as we discover the women who shook up complacency in modern art: Lee Krasner, Elaine DeKooning, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, and others. Learn about their lives and their groundbreaking creativity.  Following the presentation, virtually tour the East Hampton, N.Y. home and studio of Lee Krasner and her husband Jackson Pollock, now a museum and research center associated with SUNY Stonybrook.

Krasner’s sources of inspiration and influence included Matisse and Mondrian, as well as others including fellow painter and later spouse, Pollack. Though in her early professional career she used a cubist structure in her work, she periodically revised her style and at times revisited her own earlier works with new inspiration. Abstract collages, then natural forms—human, animal, plant—in a “sensuous, painterly style” filled her shifting approaches. In some of her final works, she examined the human form inspired by the figure and still life drawings she’d made in art school.

Registration is required so we may send the Zoom link to participate. For more information please check the website at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org, or call or email Beth Van Ness: (860) 693-5800, and bvanness@libraryconnection.info.

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in Pollock’s studio, East Hampton, 1949.Photograph by Lawrence Larkin. © Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY. Used by permission.


March 10, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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