Lee Krasner: More than Jackson Pollock’s Wife

Palingenesis (1971) by Lee Krasner. Installation view from ‘Living Colour’, Barbican Art Gallery. 30 May — 1 September 2019. © Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Some artists are better known than others.

For the painter Lee Krasner, it was always her husband, Jackson Pollock, who dominated the limelight.

Yet when Pollock died in a car crash in 1956, Krasner moved into his barn studio at Springs and slowly began to be recognised as the…



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