Tuesday, 27 December 2011

In Memoriam: Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler
December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011

I was saddened to learn of the death of abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler today at the age of 83. She was born into a wealthy Upper East Side family and worked steadily as an artist for more than 50 years.  She was influenced by art critic Clement Greenberg, was married to another abstract painter Robert Motherwell, and studied with Hans Hoffmann but was certainly her own entity.  She will be greatly missed. 

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." 
                                                                                                  - Helen Frankenthaler

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