Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler is regarded as one of the major painters of postwar American Abstract Expressionism. Inspired by American Abstract Expressionism, especially by the work of Jackson Pollock, Frankenthaler began to experiment with pouring paint directly onto canvas. However, unlike Pollock, she used thinned paint on untreated canvases, creating the effect of a large watercolor.  This revolutionary technique launched the second generation of the Color Field school of painting.

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