I want to thank you for the fast and correct way you shipped me my order. For me you are a keeper. Thank you.

Jenni Destrehan, LA

More Testimonials »

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen  Frankenthaler

(1928 - 2011)
Born: New York, New York
Style: Post-Painterly Abstraction
Famous Works:
  • Mountains and Sea (1952)
  • Canyon (1965)
  • Desert Pass (1976)
Helen Frankenthaler grew up and studied in New York City, where she worked under Hans Hofmann and met many other Abstract Expressionists. There is no doubt that Frankenthaler was inspired by the all-over drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, and she poured paint onto unstretched, unprimed canvases as well. The very genesis of Frankenthaler's style can be seen in her landmark composition, Mountains and Sea, which she completed in 1952. What set Frankenthaler apart was her continuous experimentation with the materials she used. By thinning oil paints and eventually using acrylic, this Abstract Expressionist was able to manipulate large pools of pigment into gradated, organic forms. Brightly colored washes expose the role of the canvas in giving the pigments their final character. Her work grew in scale later in her career, and in 1959 she was awarded with first prize at the Paris Biennale. In 1966 she was selected to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale and the Expo 67 in Canada. Frankenthaler was married to Robert Motherwell, a principal member of Abstract Expressionism, from 1958 to 1971. Never satisfied with working in one medium, Frankenthaler applied her innovative methods to lithography, printmaking, aquatints, woodcutting, and sculpture. She even worked in set and costume design, notably creating pieces for the Royal Ballet of England. Helen Frankenthaler was 83 years old when she died in 2011, having continued to make art through her final years.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 48% Off

Inktense Pencil Sets

by Derwent

Brilliant intensity.

From $1.24

Lumograph Pencils (Each)

by Staedtler

High quality drawing pencils

Up to 48% Off

Acrylic Paint Sets

by Reeves

Perfect for students

From $3.28

Academy Acrylic Colors

by Grumbacher

Student price - Professional quality!

Up to 42% Off

Up to 65% Off

Creative Edge Pre-Stretched Canvas -- Gallery Style

by Fredrix

Staple-free edges allows you to paint all the way around
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Feb 16)
 

Sabletek Brushes Long Handle

by Royal & Langnickel

30, flat, L95590

Ultimate versatility

  Sabletek Brushes Long Handle

 
List: $14.35
 
Non-Member: $7.18
50% OFF
 
VIP Member: $5.02
65% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I never saw it mentioned on the web, but it has a terrible smell like sharpie marker. It dries super fast in the package, even keeping it in a ziplock baggie. Other than that .it was ok but Plus clay is much better in my opinion, and similar in all the good ways.
- Ingrid G in CA, USA
I AM FOND OF THE SIMMONS SWORD BRUSH AS IT IS VERY VERSATILE AND RESILIENT. I USUALLY WORK WITH ACRYLICS AND FOUND ALL THE SIMMONS BRUSHES TO OUTLAST OTHER TYPES.
- DARRELL J. in INMAN, S.C.
I like this product very much and have been using it for year's to make all kinds of window clings. I just wish the Plaid company would bring back more of the shimmers and sparkle type paints. However,I have found you can add your own sparkle with glitter..I use many different types of glitters and my window clings are beautiful.
- Nancy M. in Ocala, Florida

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...