An Artist who helped American painting get past the dominant style of her day get her story told in a new book.
Last week I mentioned a new biography of artist Helen Frankenthaler entitled Fierce Poise that I’m really looking forward to reading. Maybe this summer. Her career was a remarkable one, and her influence on American art very significant.
In 1952 she painted a breakthrough piece called Mountains and Sea. Because muted color made up so much of the visual impact of her painting, this new style became known as “color field” painting, one of the successor movements to abstract expressionism. Morris Louis, who became one of Frankenthaler’s fellow “color field”