Lee Krasner by Gail Levin
A Biography

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Ms. Levin's perceptive, judicious book reveals Krasner as a fine, important painter but steers clear of inflated praise...Overall, this is an insightful, sharply drawn portrait of 20th-century America from the vantage point of a creative woman swept up in a realm of remarkable artistic productivity.
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Perhaps best known as the long-suffering wife of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner is now, finally, being recognized as one of the 20th century’s modernist masters. In Lee Krasner, author Gail Levin gives us an engrossing biography of the painter—so memorably portrayed in the movie Pollack by actor Marcia Gay Harden, who won an Academy Award for her performance—a firebrand and trailblazer for women’s rights as well as an exceptional artist who led a truly fascinating life.
 

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Gail Levin is the author of many books, including two biographies. Her expertise on Edward Hopper resulted in both a biography and a multi-volume catalogue raisonne. She is currently a Distinguished Professor of art history, American studies and women's studies at Baruch College and the Graduate School of the City of New York. She has lectured all over the world, curated exhibitions internationally, and has photographs in public collections. She lives in New York City. Photo Credit: Randy Parsons
 
Published March 22, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 903 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jonathan Lopez on Mar 19 2011

Ms. Levin's perceptive, judicious book reveals Krasner as a fine, important painter but steers clear of inflated praise...Overall, this is an insightful, sharply drawn portrait of 20th-century America from the vantage point of a creative woman swept up in a realm of remarkable artistic productivity.

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