Lee Krasner's Personal Notes and Lectures, 1977-1979, undated
About the Project
Lee Krasner (1908-1984) was an Abstract Expressionist painter who studied at The Cooper Union, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design. Krasner worked for New Deal government art programs, including the Federal Art Project. From 1937 to 1940 she studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and began exhibiting with the American Abstract Artists group. In 1942, Krasner met Jackson Pollock while they were preparing to exhibit in the same show, and they married in 1945. After Pollock's death in 1956, she promoted his work and legacy, while continuing to explore her own work. Krasner painted in many styles and consistently exhibited work until her death in 1984.