Helen Frankenthaler

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Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 27, 2011 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 27, 2011 (83)

About

Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painter known for "Mountains and Sea" from 1952 and other works. She was featured in such exhibitions as the 1964 Post-Painterly Abstraction exhibition and the 1989 Museum of Modern Art retrospective in her honor.

Before Fame

She studied at the Dalton School; later, she attended Bennington College, where she met writer Clement Greenberg with whom she had a five-year-long relationship.

Trivia

She received the National Medal of Arts in 2001.

Family Life

Her father, Alfred Frankenthaler, was a highly esteemed New York State Supreme Court judge. She was married to artist Robert Motherwell for 13 years.

Associated With

She was influenced by Hans Hofmann.