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Helen Frankenthaler

[American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1928-2011]

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Original works by Helen Frankenthaler available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Berlin
This space is now closed, but some information about past exhibitions remains online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Canal, 1963

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Savage Breeze, 1974
(In the "Woodcut" section)

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Info about the 2005 exhibition, Against the Grain: The Woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteHelen Frankenthaler at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Canyon, 1965

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Captain's Watch, 1986

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, California
Before the Caves

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Pistachio, 1971

Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Savage Breeze, 1974

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Works on Paper" and navigate to work #17

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Monoscape, 1969

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Coral Wedge, 1972

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Causeway, 2001

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Biography of the artist

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Untitled, 1982

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Carousel, 1979

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

University Art Museum, Albany, New York
Crossing the Threshold: Thirty-Two Women Artists

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Mother Goose Melody, 1959

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteHelen Frankenthaler at The Artchive

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Winter Hunt, 1958

University of Michigan Fine Art Slides
Around the Clock with Red

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Art Collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia
Filming, 1972 (you may need to scroll down to see the link)

Gihon Foundation
White Makes Four, 1966

Repository of Abstract Art

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Helen Frankenthaler  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Yoruba, 2002

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Frankenthaler: New Paintings

Tate Gallery, London, UK
Biography only

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"Gaga Over Guggenheim's Frankenthaler Exhibition", article by Hilton Kramer

The Village Voice
"Color Field revisited, via Frankenthaler", 1998 article by Peter Schjeldahl (via Artnet)

The Washington Post

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
look inside

Frankenthaler: Works on Paper 1949-1984

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Frankenthaler: A Catalogue Raisonné


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