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Helen Frankenthaler’s Head of the Meadow

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Helen Frankenthaler’s Head of the Meadow

Sandy Bell Gallery

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Museum visitors have the chance to view Helen Frankenthaler’s Head of the Meadow, on loan from a private collector. Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an influential American Abstract Expressionist painter. Influenced by Jackson Pollock, her method of painting popularized a new style known as Color Field, where large areas of flat, solid colors are stained into the canvas. Head of the Meadow, painted in 1967, reflects a sense of impulsiveness with the vibrant colors of blue, yellow, green and orange, and expresses Frankenthaler’s desire to pursue her own path within the male-dominated realm of Abstract Expressionism.


Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)
Head of the Meadow, 1967
Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 124 1/4 in.
Private collection