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The Resource From the margins : Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952, Norman L. Kleeblatt and Stephen Brown ; with essays by Lisa Saltzman and Mia L. Bagneris

From the margins : Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952, Norman L. Kleeblatt and Stephen Brown ; with essays by Lisa Saltzman and Mia L. Bagneris

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From the margins : Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952
Title
From the margins
Title remainder
Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952
Statement of responsibility
Norman L. Kleeblatt and Stephen Brown ; with essays by Lisa Saltzman and Mia L. Bagneris
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Language
eng
Summary
"This exhibition brings together two New York painters whose works offer unique and compelling approaches to abstraction. Born one year apart, Lee Krasner (1908-84) and Norman Lewis (1909-79) shared similar family situations and came of age in the economic, social, and historic complexities of the 1930s. They formed their creative identities in the artistic and cultural ferment of New York City that was to catapult it to the center of the art world after World War II. Lee Krasner was born in Brooklyn to a Russian Jewish immigrant family. She studied at the Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design. From 1934 through 1943 she supervised a section of the mural division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. Krasner married the painter Jackson Pollock in 1945. Norman Lewis' parents were immigrants from Bermuda. His family lived on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. He studied drawing and commercial design in high school before joining the merchant marine and sailing throughout the Caribbean and South America. In the early 1930s Lewis worked with Augusta Savage, the founder and director of the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts in Harlem. Like Krasner, he was a beneficiary of the public-works programs of the Depression years, teaching art under the auspices of the Federal Art Project. Krasner and Lewis reached their mature styles during the 1940s and 1950s. Their works of these years suggest intriguing parallels. Both painters developed many of the signature elements of Abstract Expressionism - a rejection of realist representation; a decentered, all-over approach to the picture plane; spontaneous, gestural brushwork; and a free use of non-naturalistic color. Both reveled in the sensual pleasures of design. A key aspect of their experimental method was the use of line - loose and organic or formal and gridlike. Both artists also drew upon sources with personal meanings: ancient and nonwestern art, contemporary music, forms of writing, references to urban life. The parallel viewing of two innovative mid-century painters offers insights into both their artistic achievements and this transformative era in America."--Jewish Museum website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kleeblatt, Norman L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND212.5.A25
LC item number
K58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1908-1984
  • 1909-1979
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Stephen
  • Saltzman, Lisa
  • Bagneris, Mia L.
  • Krasner, Lee
  • Lewis, Norman
  • Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Krasner, Lee
  • Lewis, Norman
  • Krasner, Lee
  • Lewis, Norman
  • Krasner, Lee
  • Lewis, Norman
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Painting, American
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Painting, American
  • United States
  • Malerei
Label
From the margins : Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952, Norman L. Kleeblatt and Stephen Brown ; with essays by Lisa Saltzman and Mia L. Bagneris
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Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at The Jewish Museum, New York, September 12, 2014-February 1, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from the margins / Norman L. Kleeblatt & Stephan Brown -- Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis -- Mysterious writings: on Lee Krasner's little images and the language of abstraction / Lisa Saltzman -- Loner in the dark: the singular vision of Norman Lewis and the evidence of things unseen / Mia L. Bagneris
Control code
875644521
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9780300206494
Lccn
2014930324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)875644521
Label
From the margins : Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952, Norman L. Kleeblatt and Stephen Brown ; with essays by Lisa Saltzman and Mia L. Bagneris
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at The Jewish Museum, New York, September 12, 2014-February 1, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from the margins / Norman L. Kleeblatt & Stephan Brown -- Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis -- Mysterious writings: on Lee Krasner's little images and the language of abstraction / Lisa Saltzman -- Loner in the dark: the singular vision of Norman Lewis and the evidence of things unseen / Mia L. Bagneris
Control code
875644521
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9780300206494
Lccn
2014930324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)875644521

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