Art: Out of the Shade

Lee Krasner has been a painter for 40 years—not a woman meant to live in the shadow of anybody else. But by an accident of love, she fell into such a shade when she married a great artist, Jackson Pollock.

Krasner accepted the traditional burdens of a genius' wife, supporting, protecting and at times nursing. At the time her own work seemed to her "irrelevant." That she maintained the germ of independence as a painter is only now becoming apparent, some 17 years after Pollock's death. In recognition of her separate stature, Manhattan's Whitney...

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