Lee Krasner is best known as the artist-wife of Jackson Pollock, the renowned abstract expressionist painter. Yet in this riveting biography, the first full-length account of her colorful life, Krasner emerges as a significant artist who deserves her place in the twentieth century's cultural lexicon.
In this captivating book, art historian Gail Levin probes Krasner's relationship with Pollock, examining how this strong woman struggled to meet the challenges of their poverty, as well as her husband's alcoholism and extramarital affair, all the while encouraging his art. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews—including with Krasner herself—Levin has written a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, a most welcome work that recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art.
I loved it, and heartily recommend this book.
In the book "Lee Krasner: A Biography", Gail Levin gives us a rare and personal insight into the extraordinary life of this highly complex and intelligent woman.
There are many biographies out there but few are so well researched and presented in such an interesting way.
This is one of the best art books I've read in a long time. Lee Krasner, the wife of Jackson Pollack, was an artist in her own right. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen E. Muench
I enjoyed reading this book because I am a biography fan and have visited her home she shared with Jackson Pollock... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RB
After the author got over herself and stopped trying to draw comparisons between Lee Krasner and herself, it turned into a very well written and well researched biography of a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eileen Murray
Felt like I was along for the ride... a wonderful adventure into the hearts and souls of these artists I 've long admired...highly recommended...finally giving Lee her due...Published 13 months ago by solituder
What a great book about Lee krasner!!!!!!!
Another book to add to may collection of art books for that era... Read more
The frustration of reading on a "kindle" is not being able to easily access the photographs. In this instance I did not feel I could access the main character, Lee, either. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bluecloud
"Levin, a respected art historian, is not the most graceful writer. Too much is presented almost as raw data, quotations from interviews of one sort or another, at moments closer... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book completely sucks me in from the beginning if you're into artist biographies, this is a good one. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Taft Williams
I have to say, I've been reading this book for awhile. It is iinteresting but not well written. The author repeats herself many times. It feels flat. Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by Peggy Nichols