Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is considered to be one of the great American artists of the twentieth century.

 [she] ‘…is widely credited for playing a pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. Through her invention of the soak-stain technique, she expanded the possibilities of abstract painting…’  —Frankenthaler Foundation (link below)

This video is a bit wordy at 5 minutes, but even viewed in silence, it provides a nice visual overview of her – pioneering – work during this period.

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