Lee Krasner

1908 (New York) – 1984 (New York)

Hofmann taught her. She met Pollock, whom she ended up marrying, by going to his studio and asking to see his work when she didn’t recognise his name on a list of fellow-exhibitors. Mondrian, one of her influences, was met as a fellow-member of a New York abstractionist group. She illustrated O’Hara’s verse, while Motherwell translated from French for her. Both Hartigan (whom Krasner recommended for exhibitions) and Frankenthaler (a weekend visitor) became close friends; de Kooning, already a friend, became a Long Island neighbour (though Krasner and Elaine de Kooning never became close).