Jackson Pollock is the American painter most associated with Gestural Abstraction and the New York School at the mid century mark. We need to be careful and not overlook the contributions Peggy Guggenheim and Lee Krasner made to this experimental art movement emanating from Greenwich Village. Krasner stated: “Painting… in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable.” How would you interpret this statement by Krasner and do you believe it offers insight into the work of Pollock, Krasner and the other gestural abstractionists?
Photo of Lee Krasner in her studio
Photo of Lee Krasner watching Jackson Pollock paint the composition One