Temporary Exhibition Tours
From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945–1952
Feb 16, 2015
Pre-K – 12
Explore the parallel careers of artists Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, major contributors to Abstract Expressionism whose work went underappreciated by critics of their age. Both painters experimented with formal qualities of painting by considering how language and writing can be turned into abstraction.
Grades Pre-K – 5 focus on color, form, shape, and pattern in abstract painting.
Grades 6 – 12 consider how language and writing, along with social causes such as the Civil Rights movement, helped shape these painters’ work.
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Top: Lee Krasner, Untitled, 1949. Oil on canvas, 24 × 48 in. (61 × 121.9 cm). Nancy Margolis King Collection. © 2014 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Bottom: Norman Lewis, Crossing, 1948. Oil on canvas, 25 × 54 in. (63.5 × 137.2 cm). Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. © The Estate of Norman W. Lewis, Courtesy of Iandor Fine Arts, New Jersey.