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.
Excellent material on Lee Krasner and some great views of the art scene which she was much earlier to than Jackson. But did Gail Levin ever throw away a notecard? Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tom Groenfeldt
Plenty of facts, but absolutely no insights. This is a biography without a protagonist--Krasner never emerges as a rounded individual, or even as a particularly interesting... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Peter G
I'm not a big fan of Abstract Expressionism. After reading this biography I gained a greater appreciation of it and especially of Krasner's work. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lynda Gail Campbell
A good biography of Krasner's life, relations and artistic development despite the early blindness of art critics .Published 8 months ago by rose welch
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 12 months 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 17 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 19 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 24 months ago by solituder