Joan Mitchell

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Joan Mitchell, from "Reality and the Museum", 1961.

JOAN MITCHELL (Chicago, Illinois, 1925 - Paris, France, 1992) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. Much of Mitchell's career took place in France.

Among her major retrospective exhibitions were those at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1974), the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1982), and in 1988 a touring exhibition that went to the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and elsewhere. Earlier this year, "Joan Mitchell Pastels" was seen at the Whitney Museum. In 1991 she received the Grand Prix des Arts from the City of Paris. [1]
The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the National Gallery were among the museums that had bought major works of Joan Mitchell. Ibidem

Joan Mitchell Sunflowers.jpg

Sunflowers, 1990-1991.

My paintings aren’t about art issues. They’re about a feeling that comes to me from the outside, from landscape. … Paintings aren’t about the person who makes them, either. My paintings have to do with feelings’.

Joan Mitchell, 1974

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