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The Paintings of Joan Mitchell

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Joan Mitchell (1926-1992) was one of the few women among the first-rank Abstract Expressionist painters. She outpaced all but a handful of her male mentors and counterparts, while only Lee Krasner stands as a possible rival among her female counterparts. Although well regarded by critics, fellow artists, and the general public, Mitchell's achievement has never received full recognition; her work has not been shown in New York for more than twenty-five years. This exquisitely illustrated volume and the exhibition that it accompanies restore the artist to her rightful place in the history of American painting. Spanning Mitchell's entire career, from early works of 1951 until the year of her death, The Paintings of Joan Mitchell includes a wealth of breathtaking paintings, both intimate and grand in scale, that reveal Mitchell's fierce dedication to her art and reflect both the struggles and the artistic triumphs she achieved with her distinctive vision of Abstract Expressionism.

Jane Livingston draws on the artist's personal papers, including her journals and extensive correspondence, to provide an illuminating interpretation of the artist and her work. Linda Nochlin, who was a friend of Mitchell, discusses the artist's experience working in a field dominated by men. A third text by Whitney Curator Yvette Lee explores a distinctive and little-known suite of paintings entitled La Grande Vallée, created in 1983-84. Mounted with the full cooperation of the estate of Joan Mitchell, the exhibition contains many paintings rarely seen before--and in some cases never publicly exhibited. This book includes an exhibition history; an extensive artist bibliography of related monographs, reviews, and filmed interviews; and color plates and listing of all the works appearing in the exhibition.

Synopsis:

This exquisitely illustrated volume and the exhibition that it accompanies restore Joan Mitchell to her rightful place in the history of American artists--one of the few women among the first-rank Abstract Expressionist painters. 145 illustrations, 85 in color.

About the Author

In addition to The Paintings of Joan Mitchell, Jane Livingston curated the exhibitions and authored the books Richard Avedon: Evidence and Richard Diebenkorn: A Retrospective, all at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Among her other books are The New York School: Photographs, 1936-1963 (1992) and Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (1987). Linda Nochlin is Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and author of many books including Representing Women (1999). Yvette Lee is Assistant Curator for Special Projects at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

Maxwell L. Anderson

The Paintings of Joan Mitchell

Jane Livingston

A Rage to Paint: Joan Mitchell and the Issue of Femininity

Linda Nochlin

"Beyond Life and Death": Joan Mitchell's Grande Vallee Suite

Yvette Y. Lee

PLATES

WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

LENDERS TO THE EXHIBITION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520235700
Essay:
Nochlin, Linda
Essay:
Lee, Yvette Y.
Essay by:
Nochlin, Linda
Essay by:
Lee, Yvette Y.
Essay:
Nochlin, Linda
Essay:
Lee, Yvette Y.
Author:
Nochlin, Linda
Author:
Livingston, Jane
Author:
Lee, Yvette
Author:
Mitchell, Joan
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Abstract expressionism
Subject:
History - Abstract
Subject:
History - Expressionism
Subject:
Abstract expressionism -- United States.
Subject:
Mitchell, Joan
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20020630
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
79 color and 24 b/w illustrations
Pages:
237
Dimensions:
11.25 x 10 x 0.75 in 49 oz

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