HELEN FRANKENTHALER

December 10, 2009 – January 23, 2010

Press Release

Helen Frankenthaler is one of America’s most distinguished living artists. Born in New York City in 1928, Frankenthaler attended the Dalton school where she studied under Rufino Tamayo and later graduated from Bennington College in Vermont. Upon returning to New York, she quickly became a notable personality among the avant-garde art world and New York School of painters, which included David Smith, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline, Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, and influential critic Clement Greenberg, an early champion of her work.