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Helen Frankenthaler Center Break, 1963

Helen Frankenthaler
Center Break, 1963
Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 57 inches

Helen Frankenthaler Hommage à Chardin, 1957

Helen Frankenthaler
Hommage à Chardin, 1957
Oil on canvas
39 3/4 x 52 inches

Biography

Helen Frankenthaler studied under Rufino Tamayo at the Dalton School in New York, and with Paul Feeley at Bennington College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. During the summer of 1950, Helen Frankenthaler studied in Provincetown, Massachusetts with Hans Hoffman. Inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock, Frankenthaler began experimenting with stain painting. She thinned her paints with turpentine and applied washes of color onto unprimed canvas. The following year she had her first solo exhibition in New York, and in 1952, she painted Mountains and Sea. The painting influenced a number of her contemporaries including Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, and Friedel Dzubas (with whom she was sharing a studio at the time). From 1958 to 1971, Helen Frankenthaler was married to the Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell. In addition to painting, printmaking, designing ballet sets and book covers, and working in sculpture, Frankenthaler has lectured extensively at various universities. She has had countless museum exhibitions internationally. Important exhibitions in the United States include her 1960 show at the Jewish Museum, New York and the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective of the artist's work in 1989. Frankenthaler passed away December 27, 2011.

Her Voice
Exhibition
Her Voice
An Exhibition in Honor of Gretchen Berggruen November 10 - December 23, 2022
Helen Frankenthaler
Exhibition
Helen Frankenthaler
Paintings September 26 - November 9, 2019, extended through December 7, 2019
Looking Back: 45 Years
Exhibition
Looking Back: 45 Years
October 8 - December 19, 2015
Selected Works
Exhibition
Selected Works
May 22, 2013
A View from Above
Exhibition
A View from Above
May 17 – July 30, 2011
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Exhibition
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
August 6 – 28, 2010
Helen Frankenthaler
Exhibition
Helen Frankenthaler
Paintings 1961 – 1973 April 1 – June 26, 2010
Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings
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Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings
Helen Frankenthaler
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Helen Frankenthaler
Helen Frankenthaler | Tate Modern
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Helen Frankenthaler | Tate Modern
Tate Modern, London Through November 22, 2020
Sarah Roberts (left) and Suzanne Hudson (right) at Berggruen Gallery on November 6, 2019
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Artist Talk | Suzanne Hudson and Sarah Roberts on Helen Frankenthaler
Audio Recording, Berggruen Gallery November 6, 2019
Helen Frankenthaler | Let 'er Rip Podcast
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Helen Frankenthaler | Let 'er Rip Podcast
Recording Artists | The Getty
Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings, Berggruen Gallery | The Top 8 Fall Art Shows for Architecture Lovers
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Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings, Berggruen Gallery | The Top 8 Fall Art Shows for Architecture Lovers
Architectural Digest September 12, 2019
Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler
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Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler
Parrish Art Museum September 3, 2019
Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown
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Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York August 4, 2019 - October 7, 2019
Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity
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Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ June 29, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Press
Berggruen's Gallery Goes Back Into Color Fields
San Francisco Chronicle April 24, 2010