Helen Frankenthaler

Born: 1928, New York. Died: 2011, Darien, Connecticut.



As a second generation Abstract Expressionist, Frankenthaler was strongly influenced by the work of Gorky, Pollack and de Kooning. Early in her career she developed the stain painting technique, which became a catalyst for a generation of color field painters. Although Frankenthaler's work is abstract, a strong suggestion of landscape is often apparent. Frankenthaler made her first prints in 1960, and she continued to use various print media in her exploration of pictorial space utilizing color and line on a particular surface.