Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Helen Frankenthaler: 1928 - 2011

"I wanted things that I couldn't at times articulate."

Interior Landscape, 1964

Helen Frankenthaler, the lyrically abstract painter whose technique of staining pigment into raw canvas helped shape an influential art movement in the mid-20th century, and who became one of the most admired artists of her generation, died on Tuesday at her home in Darien, Conn. She was 83.
- Grace Glueck, from the New York Times obituary 

In the studio, 1957

In the studio, 1957

Installation shot: Small's Paradise, 1964.

*Photographs above of Helen Frankenthaler in her studio by Burt Glinn (c).