The Easel

Introduction: Lee Krasner, The Unacknowledged Equal

Art history has always treated Jackson Pollock as “heroic”. In particular, it credits the ‘allover’ painting of abstract expressionism to him alone. However, “scrupulous” new research shows that, as early as 1946, Pollock’s wife, the “supremely intelligent” Krasner, was also developing this approach. Clearly, they were influencing each other, thus making Krasner “an innovator on an equal footing with Pollock”.