Lee Krasner (American, 1908–1984) was a renowned Abstract Expressionist painter and an inspiration for many 20th century female artists. Krasner was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied at the Arts Students League, The Cooper Union, and the National Academy of Design; her career as a full-time artist took off during the Great Depression, when she worked as a painter for the WPA’s Federal Art Project in the 1930s. In 1937, Krasner began studying with renowned Modernist painter and teacher Hans Hoffman, and dramatically modified her style, moving away from naturalistic works towards an abstracted geometric aesthetic. In 1941, she first viewed Jackson Pollock’s work at an exhibition; having never heard of the artist before, she visited his studio and immediately recognized his talent. The two became romantically involved, married, and moved their studios to East Hampton, New York. Krasner continued working on her all-over compositions, inspired by Henri Matisse and Piet Mondrian’s grid paintings, and inventive collaged works, but she waited more than 10 years to receive significant critical recognition for her work amidst a male-dominated American art scene. During the late 1940s and 1950s, Pollock’s career took off significantly with Krasner’s constant support; his death in a car crash in 1955 following their rocky marriage served as a catalyst for a Krasner’s work. In paintings using organic forms and earthy tones, Krasner examined subjects surrounding life and death, and in later decades continued creating these forms, further defining their outlines to resemble her collaged works. Krasner died in 1984, at 76 years old, finally fully recognized as a distinguished Abstract artist in her own right. Her work has been exhibited in retrospectives at the Houston Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many other institutions.

Timeline

1908
Born: in Brooklyn, NY on October 27th as Lenore
1922–1925
Washington Irving High School, New York
1928
Attends Art Students League
1929
Graduates Women's Art School at Cooper Union
1929–1932
Attends National Academy of Design
1933
Attends City College and Greenwich House
1937–1940
Studies with Hans Hofmann
1942
Met Jackson Pollock
1974
Augustus St. Gaudens Medal, awarded by Cooper Union Alumni Association Lowe Fellowship for Distinction, awarded by Barnard College
1977
Honorary Award, “Long Island Women Achievers in Business and the Professions”
1980
Women's Caucus for Art, “Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts”, awarded February 1
1980
“Distinguished Contributions to Higher Education,” awarded by Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. on March 27
1980
Awarded Cooper Union Citation on May 29
1982
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, awarded by the French Minister of Culture on January 11
1984
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, awarded by the State University of New York, Stony Brook
1984
Died: in New York, NY on June 19th

Exhibitions

2007
Contemporary, Cool and Collected, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
2006
Body Politics: Figurative Prints and Drawings from Scheiele to De Kooning, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2005
Museo del Corso, Rome, Jackson Pollock – Lee Krasner (March – May) (solo)
2004–2005
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, Reuniting an Era: Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s (November 13, 2004 – January 23, 2005
2004–2005
Foro Boario Modena, Modena, Italy, Action Painting. Dal disegno all'opera, arte americana 1940-1970 (November 20, 2004 – February 27, 2005)
2004
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Ground – Field – Surface (June 10-August 20)
2004
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Picturing Hampton Gardens: A 350 Year Legacy (August 14 – October 17)
2004
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, Art Across America: The WPA Years (August 15 – October 31)
2003
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, Larger Than Life; Women Artists Making It Big (June 12 – August 29)
2003
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner After Palingenesis (September 6 – October 15) (solo)
2001–2003
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints (April 21 – June 17) (exhibition traveled to: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (November 18, 2001 – January 27, 2002); Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth (November 18 – May 12); Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (January 16 –March 16, 2003)
2001–2003
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960 (October 12, 2001 – January 6, 2002) (exhibition traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (February 16 – May 12); Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville (June 21 – September 15); San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (October 26, 2002 – January 26, 2003); Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (April 5 – June 29)
2002
Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre, Italy, Gli Irascibili e la Scuola di New York (March 21 – June 30)
2002
Palazzo Reale, Milan, New York Renaissance: Masterworks from the Whitney Museum of American Art (March 21 – September 15)
2002
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, A Family Affair: Paintings Sculpture Works on Paper (June 4 – July 25)
2002
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, The Great American Nude (June 15 – September 8)
2001
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Jazz and Visual Improvisations (January 21 – April 15)
2001
Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserlautern, Abstrakter Expressionismus in Amerika (April 1 – June 4)(exhibition traveled to Ulmer Museum, Ulm (June 23 – August 19)
2001
Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood, The American Way (April 21 – June 8)
2000–2001
Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Excavating Abstract Expressionism, October 14, 2000 – January 12, 2001
2000–2001
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Mural Studies (November 30, 2000 – January 6, 2001) (solo)
1999–2001
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Lee Krasner Retrospective, PALINGENESIS (traveled to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines (February 26 – May 21, 2000); Akron Art Museum, Akron (June 10 – August 27); Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn (October 6, 2000 – January 7, 2001) (solo)
2000
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, The Hamptons Since Pollock (April 2 – May 29)
1999–2000
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, The Surrealists in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School (December 14, 1999 – February 27, 2000)(traveled to Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg)
1999–2000
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000 (September 26, 1999 – February 13, 2000)
1999
Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France, Abstractions américaines 1940 - 1960 (July 3 – October 3)
1999
The Fundació “la Caixa” Centre Cultural Barcelona, Barcelona, Between Art and Life: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art (January 21 – March 28)(traveled to Schirn Kunsthalle, Römerberg, Frankfurt (April 7 – 21)
1999
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, The Legacy of Hans Hofmann: Selections from Painters from the Hofmann School (February 16 – April 9)
1999
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, Opening the Door: Women in Art (May 20 – October 26)
1999
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: The Little Image – The Large Canvas (February 9 – March 13) (solo)
1998–1999
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, In Her Voice: Self-Portraits by Women (December 11, 1998 – March 28, 1999)
1998
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Tension (March 31 – May 2)
1998
Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood, Lee Krasner Collages and Paintings. (January 10 – February 28) (traveled to Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, CA (March 13 – April 25) (solo)
1997–1998
Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, NY, Women: Peggy Guggenheim’s Shows from the 1940s (August – October) (traveled to: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (February - April 1998); The Museum of Women Artists, London (Summer 1998)
1997
Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, Women and Abstract Expressionism: Painting and Sculpture, 1945-59 (March 20 – April 18) (traveled to Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (May 5 – June 23)
1997
Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA, Going the Distance: A Generational Survey of Women Artists (April 24 – May 26)
1997
Gina Fiore Salon of Fine Arts, New York, Bishop, Krasner, Marden, Pollock, Brennan, Kreshtool, Lundsager, Tsao (October 17 – December 29)
1996–1997
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Abstract Expressionism in the United States (October 10, 1996 – January 12, 1997)
1996
Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo (June 6 – July 14) (exhibition of Abstract Expressionism that traveled to Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya (July 26 – September 16); the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (September 28 – November 17)
1996
GreeneNaftali Inc., New York, Women’s Work (September 6 – October 13)
1996
Museum of Modern Art, NY, Works on paper by Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the permanent collection (May 2, 1996)
1996
Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, 20/20: The Visionary Legacy of Doris Chanin Freedman (October 25 – December 31)
1995–1996
Musée d'art et d'historie, Ville de Genève, Geneva, 1945 (October 26, 1995 – January 7, 1996)
1995–1996
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Collages (December 5, 1995 – January 30, 1996) (solo)
1995
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Lee Krasner: The Nature of the Body, Works 1933-1984 (August 12 – October 15) (solo)
1995
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY, Lee Krasner Figure Drawings: Process and Transformation (August 13 – October 28) (solo)
1995
Knoedler and Company, New York, Seven from the Seventies: Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler, Krasner, Martin, Mitchell, Scully and Stella (February 8 – March 4)
1995
The Richmond Art Center, The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT, The Collection of Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. (May 18 – June 11)
1994–1995
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Abstractions: A Tradition of Collecting in Miami (November 13, 1994 – January 15, 1995)
1994
Tribeca148 Gallery, New York, Poetic Heroic: Twelve American Artists (October 18 – November 19)
1994
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Abstract Works on Paper (July 19 – August 26)
1994
Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, The City University of New York, New York, Reclaiming Artists of the New York School: Toward a More Inclusive View of the 1950s (March 18 – April 22)
1994
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, The Shaman as Artist / The Artist as Shaman (February 10 – April 10)
1994
Lindsay & Thomas, Inc., New York, In Memory of Douglass Morse Howell (1906 - 1944) (June 1 – July 22)
1994
The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Against All Odds: The Healing Powers of Art (curated by Sam Hunter and organized by The Hakone Open-Air Museum) (June 17 – 25) (travels to The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa-ken (July 18 – August 14).
1993–1994
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, In a Classical Vein: Works from the Permanent Collection
1993
Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA, The League at The Cape (August 14 – September 20)
1993
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, The Artistic Relationship (April 20 – May 22)
1993
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, An American Homage to Matisse (May 20 – June 26)
1993
Annely Juda Fine Art, London, Partners (June 24 – September 18)
1993
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Drawing the Line Against AIDS (June 8 – 13) (exhibition under the aegis of the 45th Venice Biennale) (reinstalled at the Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York (October 6 – 19), Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, “The Linear Image II” (October 5 – November 6)
1993
Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL, Modernism and American Painting of the 1930s (February 12 – March 28)
1993
Nassau County Museum of Art, Rosyln, NY, Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends (February 27 – May 23)
1993
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Collage and Assemblage (February 20 – March 27)
1993
Montgomery Glasoe, Minneapolis, Rewriting History: The Salon of 1993 (March 25 – May 28)
1993
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Umber Paintings (January 5 - 30) (solo)
1992–1993
Tate Gallery, London, Myth-Making: Abstract Expressionist Painting from the United States (March 10, 1992 – January 10, 1993)
1992
Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, Paths to Discovery The New York School: Works on Paper from the 1950s and 1960s (March 20 – April 17)
1992
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl (March 3 – April 6)
1992
Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, Summer Group Exhibition (May 14 – June 30)
1992
Renee Fotouhi, East Hampton, NY, Twentieth Century Prints of the East End
1991–1992
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s Selections from the Penny and Elton Yosuna Collection (September 12 – December 1) (traveled to: Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville (February 23 – April 12, 1992); Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington (October 3 – November 29)
1991–1992
Nassau County Museum of Art, Rosyln, NY, Landscape of America: The Hudson River School to Abstract Expressionism (November 9, 1991 – February 2, 1992)
1991
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, Aspects of Collage (May 4 – June 9)
1991
Lawrence Monk Gallery, New York, Drawings (April 6 – May 11)
1991
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art of the Forties (February 4 – April 30)
1991
Twining Gallery, New York, The Nude-Drawing of the Figure by New York School Artists circa 1930-1950 (March 9 – April 20)
1991
The Squibb Gallery, Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporation, Princeton, NJ, Watercolor Across the Ages with Selected 20th Century American Works (April 13 – May 27)
1991
Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT, Early Later (June 14 – August 24)
1991
Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Important Works on Paper (August 1 – 31)
1991
Renée Fotouhi Fine Art, East Hampton, NY, Black and White (summer)
1991
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, Drawing Acquisitions, 1980-91: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (June 12 – September 5)
1991
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Works of Distinction: Selected Donations and Loaned Works (February 3 – April 281)
1991
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, Twentieth-Century Collage (January 12 – February 16) (traveled to: Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Polonco, Mexico (June 13 – September 1); Musée d'art Moderne et d'art Contemporain, Nice (September 27 – November 11)
1991
Lawrence Monk Gallery, New York, Dead Heroes, Disfigured Love (February)
1991
Harcus Gallery, Boston, Abstract Art of the Sixties (February 9 – March 16)
1991
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Paintings 1965-70 (January 4 – 26) (solo)
1991
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Lee Krasner (May 2 – 28) (solo)
1990–1991
Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, Line & Action (December 21, 1990 – January 25, 1991)
1990–1991
The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Shibuya, Tokyo, Four Centuries of Women's Arts (Selections from the National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington, DC) (August 15 – September 16) (traveled to: The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa (September 29 – October 28); Sapporo Tokyo, Sapporo, Hokkaido (November 1 – 13); Tenjin Iwataya, Fukuoka (January 15 – 28, 1991); Daimaru Museum Umeda, Osaka (February 20 – March 11); Nagano Tokyu, Nagano (March 15 – 27); Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima (April 4 – May 6); Matuszakaya Museum, Nagoya (May 23 – June 9)
1990
Stux Modern, New York, Abstract Expressionism: Studio 35 Downtown (October 3 – November 1)
1990
Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, West Germany, Kunstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts / Positions of Art in the 20th Century - 50 Women Artists (September 1 – November 25)
1990
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, The Provocative Years /A House Divided (August 3 – 29)
1990
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, East Hampton Avant-Garde / A Salute to the Signa Gallery 1957-60 (August 12 – September 23)
1990
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Some Seventies Works (June 12 – July 31)
1990
Hecksher Museum, Huntington, NY, Long Island Landscape Painting in the Twentieth Century (June 30 – August 26)
1990
Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Center, New York, Early/Later: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
1990
Bachelier-Cardonsky, Kent, CT, Two American Couples (Lee Krasner/Jackson Pollock, Charles Cajori/Barbara Grossman) (April 28 – May 27)
1990
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Drawing Highlights: Eric Fischl* Roy Lichtenstein* Esteban Vincente and Selections From the Collection (Sept 23 – November 18)
1989–1990
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Abstract Expressionism - Other Dimensions (October 26 – December 3) (exhibition organized by The Janice Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ) (traveled to: Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago (January 23 – March 11, 1990); The Janice Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ (March 25 – June 13); Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York (October 5 – December 5)
1989–1990
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Lee Krasner - Jackson Pollock (November 21, 1989 – February 4, 1990) (solo)
1989
Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, The Gestural Impulse 1945-1960 (September 29 – December 1)
1989
Benton Gallery, Southampton, NY, Artist / Photographer / Artist (July 8 – 27)
1989
Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Greenville, NY, Line of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women (May 24 – June) (traveled to Blum-Helman Gallery, New York)
1989
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Art in Place: Fifteen Years of Acquisitions (July 7 – August 15)
1989
Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, The Linear Image - American Master Works on Paper Since 1939 (April 25 – May 27)
1989
Citizen-Brown Gallery, New York, Homage to Walter Chrysler (February 2 – 25)
1989
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, 300 Years of Still Life
1989
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Important Works on Paper (September 12 – October 12)
1987–1989
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Contemporary American Collage 1960-1986 (November 9 – December 11) (traveled to: The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs (January 24 – March 7, 1988); Lehigh University Galleries, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (March 27 – May 8); Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (September 11- October 23); Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City (November 14 – December 24); University Art Gallery, SUNY Albany, Albany (January 24 – March 6, 1989) and Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas (March 27 – May 8)
1988
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, Just Like a Woman
1988
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Vital Signs
1988
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Contemporary American Collage, 1960-86
1988
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles Abstract Work From the 50s
1988
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Drawing on the East End 1940-1988 (September 18 – November 13)
1988
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Women Artists of The New Deal Era: A Selection of Prints and Drawings
1988
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Paintings From 1938-1943 (September 8 – October 1) (solo)
1988
The Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, Lee Krasner: Paintings 1956 - 1984 (June 24 – September 10) (solo)
1986–1988
Independent Curators Incorporated, New York, organizers of traveling exhibition, After Matisse (exhibition traveled to: Queens Museum, Flushing, NY (March 30 – May 25); Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA (September 11 – November 9); Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (December 9, 1986 – February 9, 1987); Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (March 17 – May 17); The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (June 19 – August 14); Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (September 12 – November 8); Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (December 9, 1987 – February 7, 1988)
1987
The Harcus Gallery, Boston, Working Women
1987
Lever/Myerson Galleries, New York, Modern: Contemporary Masters
1987
Washburn Gallery, New York, Anne Ryan & Circle (May 4 – 30)
1987
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, Still Life
1987
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, After Matisse
1987
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Some Sixties Works
1987
Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI, Still Life
1987
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Abstract Expressionism - The Critical Developments
1987
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, The Presence of Nature: Some American Paintings
1987
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Lee Krasner (solo)
1986
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Lee Krasner Paintings from the 50s (February 14 – March 15) (solo)
1986
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner-Collages 1939-1984 (October 7 – November 1) (solo)
1986
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, An American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture Since 1940
1986
Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, The Art of Drawing (February 7 – April 5)
1986
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Arte e Scienza/Arte e Alchimia
1986
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Individual: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945-86
1986
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
1986
The Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, A Collector's Eye, Paintings from the Collection of Gordon Hampton (August 19 – October 5)
1986
Lever/Meyerson Galleries, New York, Hans Hofmann and His Legacy (October 15 – December 12)
1985
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Charcoal Drawings from 1938 - 1940 (March 5 – 30) (solo)
1985
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston (solo)
1985
Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, Flying Tigers: Paintings and Sculpture in New York, 1939-46 (April 27 – May 27) (traveled to The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (June 9 – July 28)
1985
Peck School, Morristown, NJ, American Women Artists
1985
Kenkeleba House, Inc, New York, The Gathering of the Avant Garde: The Lower East Side, 1950-1970
1985
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, American Abstract Painting (June 19 – August 24)
1985
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Curator's Choice: 1985
1985
Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York, Masters of the Fifties: American Abstract Painting from Pollock to Stella
1984–1985
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, Inspirit
1984–1985
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lee Krasner Retrospective, Supplement: The Education of an Artist (traveled to Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Cooper-Union, New York) (solo)
1984–1985
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, Lee Krasner, Works on Paper (December 20, 1984 – February 25, 1985) (solo)
1984
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, American Women Artists (Part I: 20th Century Pioneers) (January 12 – February 4)
1984
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, The Richard and Jane Lang Collection (February 2 – April 1)
1984
Suzanne Gross Gallery, Philadelphia, Major Contemporary Women
1984
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Reflections Of Nature: Flowers in American Art
1984
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, An Other Vision: Selected Works by Women Artists in the Weatherspoon Collection
1984
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, Socialites & Satellites
1984
The Harcus Gallery, Boston, Three Painters, Three Decades
1984
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Painting and Sculpture
1984
School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Museum, New York, Collage Expanded (October 1 – 20)
1984
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Summer Group Show
1984
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Summer Group Show
1984
Artcurial, Centre d'art plastique contemporain, Paris, Un Art Autre / Un Autre Art (April – July)
1983–1984
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lee Krasner: A Retrospective (traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Museum of Modern Art, New York) (solo)
1983–1984
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Brookdale Center, New York, Eighteen Artists at One West Fourth Street (November 23, 1983 – January 6, 1984)
1983
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Artists in the Historical Archives of the Women's Interart Center of New York City
1983
The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, Born in Brooklyn
1983
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, The Painterly Figure (July 24 – September 4)
1983
Salander O'Reilly Gallery, New York, Selections From the Rose Art Museum
1983
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Drawings
1983
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, Painting
1983
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, Paintings of the '50s
1983
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Art with the Touch of the Past: Frank O'Hara (January 24 – March 13)
1982–1983
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Carnegie International 1982 (October 23, 1982 – January 2, 1983) (traveled to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (February 10 – March 27)
1982
Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, Women's Art: Miles Apart (traveled to Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL)
1982
Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, Selected Works on Paper (March 2 – April 3)
1982
Art Student's League, New York, Women In the Making of Art History
1982
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, In Celebration of Age: Twentieth Century Artists in their Seventies and Eighties (March 8 – April 16)
1982
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, A Century of Change: From the Great Collections of Long Island
1982
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Poets and Artists (July 3 – August 1)
1982
Edith Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
1982
Harcus Krakow Gallery, Boston, On Paper
1982
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Landscapes
1982
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, The Americans: The Collage (July 11 – October 3)
1982
Phoenix II, Washington, DC, 25: Namuth and Twenty-four Artists
1982
American Craft Museum, New York, Making Paper
1982
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Paintings From the Late Fifties (October 26 – November 20) (solo)
1981
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Lee Krasner: Paintings 1962-1971 (solo)
1981
Pace Gallery, New York, Solstice (March 20 – April 18) (solo)
1981
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Krasner/Pollock: A Working Relationship (September 8 – October 4) (traveled to Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York (November 3 – December 12) (solo)
1981
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, Abstract Expressionists and Their Precursors
1981
Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, Tracking the Marvelous (April 28 – May )
1981
Landmark Gallery, New York, About Flowers (April 25 – May 14)
1980
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Portraits, Real and Imagined (August 23 – September 21)
1980
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, Palingenesis, 1971
1980
Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York, From Matisse to American Abstract Painting (November - December)
1980
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, 17 Abstract Artists of East Hampton: The Pollock Years, 1946-56 (July 20 – September 14) (traveled to: The William Benton Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut, Storrs (October 11 – November 16) and Zabriskie Gallery, New York (November 18 – December 14)
1980
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, In Celebration of Prints: A Tribute to Lessing Rosenwald
1980
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Prints from the Guild Hall Collection
1980
Graham Gallery, New York, Originals
1980
La Boetie, New York, Pioneering Women Artists, 1900 to 1940
1980
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, A Tribute to the Print Club: 65th Annual Exhibition
1980
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, Painting and Sculpture By Candidates For Art Awards
1980
United States Embassy, Copenhagen, Art in Embassies
1980
Wildenstein Galleries, London, Ten American Artists
1980
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York
1980
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Group Exhibition
1980
Tower Gallery, Southampton, New York, Lee Krasner, Recent Works on Paper (August 16 – 29) (solo)
1979
Pace Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Paintings, 1959-62 (February 3 – March 10) (solo)
1979
Pace Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner: Recent Work (solo)
1978
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Lee Krasner: Works On Paper, 1938-77 (solo)
1977
Pace Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner - Eleven Ways to Use the Words to See (Lee Krasner - New Work) (February 19 – March 19) (solo)
1977
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Lee Krasner, Paintings (solo)
1975
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Lee Krasner: Collage and Works on Paper, 1933-74 (January 11 – February 16) (traveled to Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, State College (March 23 – April 27); Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (September 17 – October 26) (solo)
1975
Marlborough Prints and Drawings Gallery, New York, Works on Paper: 1937-39 (solo)
1974
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Lee Krasner, Selections from 1946-1972 (traveled to Beaver College, Glenside, PA; Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC) (solo)
1973–1974
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Lee Krasner, Large Paintings (solo)
1973
Marlborough Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner, Recent Paintings (April 19 – May 12) (solo)
1969
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner-Recent Gouaches (September 27 – October 18) (traveled to Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco) (solo)
1968
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Recent Paintings (March) (solo)
1967
University Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Paintings by Lee Krasner
1965
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Lee Krasner, Paintings, Drawings and Collages (September - October) (retrospective exhibition circulated by the Arts Council of Great Britain to museums in York, Hull, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, and Cardiff) (solo)
1965
Franklin Siden Gallery, Detroit, Lee Krasner, Gouaches and Drawings (November 8 – 27) (solo)
1962
Howard Wise Gallery, New York, New Work by Lee Krasner (March 6 – 30) (solo)
1960
Howard Wise Gallery, New York, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Lee Krasner (November 15 – December 10) (solo)
1959
Signa Gallery, East Hampton, NY, Lee Krasner Paintings: 1947-59 (solo)
1958
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, Lee Krasner Recent Paintings (solo)
1955
Stable Gallery, New York (solo)
1954
The House of Books and Music, East Hampton, NY (solo)
1951
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, Paintings 1951, Lee Krasner (solo)

Public Collections

Tate Gallery, London
Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase
Paine Webber Group, Inc., New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Reynolds House, Winston-Salem, NC
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Atlantic Richfield Corporation Art Collection, Los Angeles
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Deutche Bank, AG, New York
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston
Ludwig Collection, Aachen, Germany
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York