Gothic Landscape, 1961
Lee Krasner (1908-1984) was an American abstract expressionist painter and a member of the American Abstract Artists organisation. She was the wife of Jackson Pollock, and was played by the actress Marcia Gay Harden in the 2000 film Pollock, which featured Ed Harris in the title role (Harden won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress playing Krasner.)
I’ve always been very drawn to Krasner’s self-portrait. I think it is because the style is so very different to the work she is well-known for (which is, detrimentally I’d say, the work that is most similar to her husband’s.) If anyone knows of any good online resources where I can view more of Krasner’s earlier works, I’d seriously appreciate hearing about them!