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About the Artist

Helen Frankenthaler (Manhattan, 1928 –  2011) was among the most influential artists of the mid-20th century. Helen Frankenthaler was the founder of Color Field. She developed an innovative technique of staining her unprimed canvases by pouring thinned paint directly onto the surface.

She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Having exhibited her work for over six decades, abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler was working from the early 1950s until 2011. She spanned several generations of abstract painters while continuing to produce vital and ever-changing new work. Frankenthaler began exhibiting her large-scale abstract expressionist paintings in contemporary museums and galleries in the early 1950s. 

She was included in the 1964 Post-Painterly abstraction exhibition curated by Clement Greenberg that introduced a newer generation of abstract painting that came to be known as Color Field. Born She worked alongside Greenberg, Hans Hofmann, and Jackson Pollock. Her work has been the subject of several retrospective exhibitions, including a 1989 retrospective at MoMa. In 2001, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Artist CV



2014Giving Up One's Mark: Helen Frankenthaler In The 1960S And 1970SAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYSolo

2014Helen Frankenthaler Composing With Color: Paintings 1962–1963Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo

2014Helen Frankenthaler: PaintingsBernard Jacobson Gallery , New York City, NYSolo

2013Painted On 21St Street: Helen Frankenthaler From 1950 To 1959Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo

2012Helen Frankenthaler - Solo ShowGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WASolo

2012Helen Frankenthaler - Solo ExhibitAugen Gallery, Portland, ORSolo

201210! The First DecadeDaum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MOSolo

2011WoodcutsTalley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TXSolo

2011Frankenthaler: East and BeyondKnoedler & Company, New York City, NYSolo

2010Prints and Proofs of the 1960s from the Artist's ArchiveCraig F. Starr Gallery, New York City, NYSolo

2010Helen Frankenthaler - Paintings 1961 – 1973John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo

2008Frankenthaler at Eighty: Six DecadesKnoedler & Company, New York City, NYSolo

2008Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings 1959 - 2002Bernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonSolo

2008Helen FrankenthalerPace Prints, New York City, NYSolo

2008Helen Frankenthaler, East and Beyond: Woodcuts 1973-77Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York City, NYSolo

2005Against the grain - Helen Frankenthaler woodcutsNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTSolo

2004Woodcuts & WoodblocksPace Prints, New York City, NYSolo

2004Helen FrankenthalerLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CASolo

2003Helen Frankenthaler - The Woodcuts 1973 – 2000Portland Art Museum, Portland, ORSolo

2003FrankenthalerRoyal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, ScotlandSolo

2003Helen Frankenthaler - HeartsASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZSolo

2003Frankenthaler - Paintings on PaperMuseum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FLSolo

2002Frankenthaler - The WoodcutsYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CTSolo

2001Helen Frankenthaler Prints: 1970 - 2000Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WASolo

2000Helen Frankenthaler - On Paper 1990 - 1999Bernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonSolo

1998Helen Frankenthaler - Mountains and SeaDeutsche Guggenheim, BerlinSolo

1998Frankenthaler - The Darker PaletteThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo

1998Después de Montañas y mar - Frankenthaler 1956-1959Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, BilbaoSolo

1998Helen Frankenthaler: Tales of Genji and Other New WorksGreenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo

1998Helen Frankenthaler: Tales of GenjiGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WASolo

1998After Mountains and Sea - Frankenthaler 1956-1959Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYSolo

1995Helen Frankenthaler Reflections - A suite of 12 new lithographsGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WASolo

1995Helen Frankenthaler: Recent Prints and Paintings on PaperGreenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo

1993Helen Frankenthaler: PrintsThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo

1990Helen Frankenthaler - A paintings retrospectiveThe Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MISolo

1990Helen Frankenthaler - A paintings retrospectiveLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA,Los Angeles, CASolo

1989Helen Frankenthaler: A Painting RetrospectiveThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXSolo

1989Helen Frankenthaler: A Painting RetrospectiveMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo

1987Helen Frankenthaler Recent Prints: 1985-87Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WASolo

1981Frankenthaler: the 1950´sThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MASolo

1980The Prints of Helen FrankenthalerBirmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, ALSolo

1980Frankenthaler -Solo ExhibitKalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MISolo

1975Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings 1969-1975The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo

1973Helen Frankenthaler Painted Book CoversThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYSolo



2016Women Of Abstract ExpressionismDenver Art Museum, Denver, COGroup

2016Modernist Intersections: The Tia CollectionThe University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup

2016Not in New York: Carl Solway and CincinnatiCincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OHGroup

2016Plane.siteGagosian Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup

2016Declaration Robischon Gallery, Denver, COGroup

2016Prints And PotsHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXGroup

2016Mid-Century in Full Color ExhibitionGalerie D'orsay, Boston, MAGroup

2016Learning to See ColorUniversity of Denver, Denver, COGroup

2016Paintings, Drawings & SculptureJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup

2016Master Prints of the '70s - '90sZane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup

2015In the Studio: PhotographsGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYGroup

2015Pretty Raw: After And Around Helen FrankenthalerThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MAGroup

2015The Year of the Ram: Works by 22 ArtistsCarl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OHGroup

2015Helen Frankenthaler: Aimée ParrottPippy Houldsworth Gallery, LondonGroup

2015Winter SelectionLoretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2014In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary PrintmakingJoslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NEGroup

2014Abstraction: Modernist Masters From the Bennington CollectionUsdan Gallery - Bennington College, Bennington, VTGroup

2014Openness And Clarity: Color Field Works From The 1960S And 1970sHonor Fraser, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2014Helen Frankenthaler and David SmithCraig F. Starr Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2014Starting Out - 9 Abstract Painters 1958 - 1971Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2014Distilled: The Small Painting ShowBernard Jacobson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2014Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. HaskellPrinceton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJGroup

2014Artists of the James GalleryACME Fine Art & Design, Boston, MAGroup

2014Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo CollectionBoise Art Museum BAM, Boise, IDGroup

2014Gravity’s EdgeHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DCGroup

2014Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler And Jmw TurnerTurner Contemporary, Margate, KentGroup

2014American Art: 1950–1975Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MAGroup

2014Color: Theories and StructuresThe Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, Gambier, OHGroup

2013Helen Frankenthaler & Robert MotherwellGreenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup

2013Pollock e gli Irascibili - La scuola di New YorkPalazzo Reale, MilanGroup

2013Pictures of NothingThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup

2013Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern ArtThe Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CAGroup

2013Dna: Strands Of AbstractionLoretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2013Playing with Process: Explorations in Experimental PrintmakingMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup

2013Re:Vision - Landscapes from the Permanent CollectionMount Holyoke College Art Museum,South Hadley, MAGroup

2013American Masters Art of the 19th – 21st centuriesSomerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DEGroup

2013April Brief: Notes from the Color FieldDavis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MAGroup

2013Ab-ex Re-con - Abstract Expressionism ReconsideredNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NYGroup

2013Caro, Frankenthaler, Louis, Motherwell, Noland, Olitski, StellaPaul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2013Abstractions On PaperCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, ARGroup

2012Master VisionsAnnandale Galleries, Annandale, NSWGroup

2012Elles: PompidouSeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WAGroup

2012OC CollectsOrange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachGroup

2012Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationJoslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NEGroup

2012Highlights 2012John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup

2012Summer Group ShowBernard Jacobson Gallery, LondonGroup

2012Abstract ExpressionismNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTGroup

2012On Paper: From Baselitz To Warhol KM fine Arts, Chicago, IL Group

2012After MayCheryl Hazan Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2012Recent AcquisitionsWeatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NCGroup

2012Expressions in Color: Selections from the Museum's 20th Century CollectionKrannert Art Museum, Champaign, ILGroup

2012Thanks: 50th Anniversary ExhibitionCarl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OHGroup

2012Reconciling OppositesBernard Jacobson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2012Great PrintsReynolds Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup

2012Still In ContextWilliam Havu Gallery, Denver, COGroup

2012Gallery SelectionsHollis Taggart Galleries, New York City, NYGroup

2012You Call This ArtFlorida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery, Fort Myers, FLGroup

2012Ulae | Universal Limited Art EditionsGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup

2011Fifty Years of Contemporary Prints 1960-2010Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WVGroup

2011Helen, Louise & KaraTrinity Gallery, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GAGroup

2011Highlights from the Ernestine and Bradley Wayne CollectionVan Doren Waxter, New York City, NYGroup

2011Farbe im Fluss - 20 Jahre WeserburgWeserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, BremenGroup

2011Fall Group ShowBernard Jacobson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2011Prints - Contemporary Masters IZane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup

2011The Shape of the ProblemElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORGroup

2011Abstract Delight: Selections from the Polly and Mark Addison CollectionCU Art Museum,Boulder, COGroup

2011Summer Group ShowBernard Jacobson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2011A Summer of American Masters with Robert Indiana KM fine Arts, Chicago, IL Group

2011Abstract Expressionist New YorkArt Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ONGroup

2011A View from AboveJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup

2011Gallery SelectionsHollis Taggart Galleries, New York City, NYGroup

2011A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to HockneyBellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NVGroup

2011The Abstract AutographKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup

2011Abstract Now and ThenBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM - PFA, Berkeley, CAGroup

2011NEW PRINTSZane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup

2010WomenArtists NewBritainMuseumNew Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CTGroup

2010Color FieldsDeutsche Guggenheim, BerlinGroup

2010A Selection of rarely seen, privately owned, early Abstract Expressionist worksCrane Kalman Gallery, LondonGroup

2010American Prints 1965 - 2005Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß, BerlinGroup

2010Paintings, Drawings and SculptureJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup

2010Master Prints from the Gallery CollectionLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2010Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert MotherwellPace Prints, New York City, NYGroup

2010Changing Soil: Contemporary Landscape Painting (Za Fukei)Boston Museum of Fine Arts, NagoyaGroup

2010Works from the Gallery CollectionCarl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OHGroup

2010Hacia la barriga de un pichónMuseo Tamayo, Mexico CityGroup

2010LE GRAND GESTE! - Informel and Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964Museum Kunstpalast,DusseldorfGroup

2010Colorscope: Abstract Painting 1960-1979Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CAGroup

2010More Than Life!Pori Art Museum, PoriGroup

201020TH CENTURY CONTEMPORARY MASTERSZane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup

2010Group Show 2010Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2009Cold PressPage Bond Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup

2009MOCA´s First Thirty YearsMOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2009DIVERSE PROPOSITIONSZane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup

2009Modern and Contemporary MastersBuschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert, CAGroup

2009Group ExhibitionBuschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup

20091969MoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup

2009American Abstractions Part 2: Paintings 1950'sKatharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2009Circa 1959Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2009The Passionate Pursuit: Gifts and Promised Works from Donna and Cargill MacMillanPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup

2009Influences of Nature on AbstractionTayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WYGroup

2009Blocks of Color: American Woodcuts from the 1890s to the presentJane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJGroup

2009In Their Own Right: Contemporary Women PrintmakersThe McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TXGroup

2009Lipstick Traces: Women in the CollectionDaum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MOGroup

2009Days Lumberyard StudiosACME Fine Art & Design, Boston, MAGroup

2009Selections from the Permanent CollectionPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup

2009New York CoolBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MEGroup

20091968-69: 40 Years LaterArmand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup

2009Enacting AbstractionVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup

2009Action Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup

2009Artists in Their StudiosNorman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MAGroup

2009Long Island collectsNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NYGroup

2009Mixografia: Innovation and CollaborationPortland Art Museum, Portland, ORGroup

2008Action AbstractionSaint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MOGroup

2008Contemporary Masters: Print SelectionsAmy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CTGroup

2008The 30th Anniversary – Part IWetterling Gallery, StockholmGroup

2008From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art: Johns, Rauschenberg and the Aesthetic of IndifferenceSonomoa Valley Museum of Art, SonomaGroup

2008Color as Field. American Painting 1950-1975Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TNGroup

2008Summer Breeze - Seletions from the Contemporary CollectionPhoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZGroup

2008Action Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NYGroup

2008New York Cool: Paintings and Sculptures from the NYU Art CollectionGrey Art Gallery, NYU,New York City, NYGroup

2008The American Evolution - A History through ArtThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup

2008Color as Field - American Painting, 1950–1975Smithsonian American Art Museum,Washington, DCGroup

2008LIMITED EDITIONS: 20th Century Prints from the Ponderosa CollectionThe Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OHGroup

2008Paradigms and the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey CollectionSamuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FLGroup

2008Action PaintingFondation Beyeler, RiehenGroup

2008Contemporary Visions - A Focus on Jacksonville CollectionsMOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FLGroup

2007Inaugural Exhibition of New SpaceLoretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2007Color as Field - American Painting, 1950–1975Denver Art Museum, Denver, COGroup

2007Contemporary, Cool and CollectedMint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NCGroup

200720th-Century TreasuresNaples Museum of Art, Naples, FLGroup

2007Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan MuseumThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup

2007Art for Yale: Collecting for a New CenturyYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup

2007Backstage Pass: Collecting Art in Kansas CityKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup

2007American IdolsAmy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CTGroup

2007Calculation and Impulse: Abstract American PrintsJane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJGroup

2007Out of the Crate: New Acquisitions Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OHGroup

2007The New York School- Works from a Private CollectionLyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CTGroup

2007This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the AcademyPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup

2007ULAE: New EditionsLarissa Goldston Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2007Breaking the Mold: Selections from the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1961-1968Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OKGroup

2007SIN AND SOULZane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup

2007Contemporary Currents - Selections from the Bank of America CollectionMOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FLGroup

2007Drawn from New Orleans: Twentieth-Century Works from Private CollectionsNewcomb Art Gallery , New Orleans, LAGroup

2007Lyrical Color: Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland and the Washington Color SchoolThe Phillips Collection, Washington, DCGroup

2007Etching since 1950Davison Art Center, MiddletownGroup

2007Collection - SelectionPaul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York City, NYGroup

2006Pre-Post: American Abstraction 1940s - 60sVan Doren Waxter, New York City, NYGroup

2006Mix MastersAmy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CTGroup

2006Summer Selections: Portraits - Places - PerspectivesJack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2006Marks of Intention. Abstract Art on Paper 1945-2005The Minneapolis Institute of Arts,Minneapolis, MNGroup

2006American MastersLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2006A New Age: American Painting from the 1950s and 1960sUlster Museum, Belfast, Northern IrelandGroup

2006Women's Work: Paintings 1970 - 1990Van Doren Waxter, New York City, NYGroup

2006Contemporary Master PrintsJerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NCGroup

2006Solos: 20th Anniversary ExhibitionSelby Gallery - Ringling College of Art and Design,Sarasota, FLGroup

2006Modern and Contemporary Master PrintsReynolds Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup

2006Presses, Pop, and Pomade: American Prints Since the SixtiesThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup

2006Red, Yellow, BlueLarissa Goldston Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2005New Acquisitions: Part I The ModernsLeslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2005Acquisitions Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CAGroup

2005The Shape of Colour - Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950-2005Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, ONGroup

2005Wilder a tribute to the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles 1965-1979Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2005Highlights of the Bradley CollectionMilwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WIGroup

2005In Black and WhiteLori Bookstein Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup

2005Picasso to Pop Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH Group

2005Surfing the Century: Twentieth-Century ArtUMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art,Ann Arbor, MIGroup

2005Boca Raton collectsBoca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FLGroup

2005Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s CollectionKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYGroup

2005Out of Site - Selections from the Marsha S. Glazer CollectionArt Museum at U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CAGroup

2004Great Print Event IIRussell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, ILGroup

2004Celebrating the Jewish Contribution to 20th-Century American ArtThe RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RIGroup

2004Through American Eyes: Two Centuries of American Art from the Huntington Museum of ArtTaft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OHGroup

2004Super-Sized: The Big Print ShowGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup

2004Das MoMA in BerlinNeue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup

2004Picasso to ThiebaudCantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CAGroup

2003Great Print EventRussell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, ILGroup

2003Classic Works From the 1960sLoretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2003Das Recht des BildesKunstmuseum Bochum, BochumGroup

2003Selected AquisitiontsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup

2002Works on PaperThe Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, ORGroup

2002Nocturne NocturnalSkoto Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2002Black Mountain College: Una aventura americanaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,MadridGroup

2002An American Legacy, A Gift to New YorkWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup

2002Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OHGroup

2002All American, Part IIVan Doren Waxter, New York City, NYGroup

2002The Big Americans - The Art of Collaboration National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTGroup

2002The New York School: Abstract Expressionism and BeyondUMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MIGroup

2002Color Field: Spotlight on the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup

2002Images of NatureMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MAGroup

2002Imagine - Abstract Paintings from the 1970sSpeed Art Museum, Louisville, KYGroup

2001Modernism & Abstraction - Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAGroup

2001Rotating Group ShowJim Kempner Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup

2001Prints by Painters: American AbstractionsHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup

2001Abstrakter Expressionismus in AmerikaMuseum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, KaiserslauternGroup

2001The 1970s: Suites and Portfolios From The Hallmark CollectionsH&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MOGroup

2001Motherwell, Nevelson and FrankenthalerHaggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WIGroup

2001On Paper IICarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PAGroup

2001Impression To Form - Selected Works From SAM's Tyler Art CollectionSingapore Art Museum,SingaporeGroup

2001Garner Tullis – The Art of CollaborationTucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup

2000The First Fifty YearsTibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

2000Color-Field PaintingMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MAGroup

2000The Cities CollectWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup

2000The Poetic LandscapeBarbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NYGroup

1999American Works on Paper, 1945-1975Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA), Salem, ORGroup

1999Primed & Unprimed: Paintings from 60s and 70sVan Doren Waxter, New York City, NYGroup

1999Amerikanische Zeichnungen Raab Galerie, BerlinGroup

1999Crossing the ThresholdUniversity Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NYGroup

1998Reflections of MonetMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MAGroup

1998The New York School MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup

1998Peggy Guggenheim: A Centennial CelebrationSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup

1998Elements of the Natural: 1950-1992 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup

1998Locating Clement Greenberg Davison Art Center, MiddletownGroup

1997Etchings of the Twentieth CenturyMargo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup

1997American Images: Twentieth Century Art from the Southwestern Bell ArtThe Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TXGroup

1997Thirty-five Years at Crown Point PressThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup

1996Recent AcquisitionsGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup

1996Color Field   Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, ViennaGroup

1995The Painterly PrintGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup

1995Classics by the MastersGreg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup

1993Spheres of influenceWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup

1988Made in the sixtiesWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup

1988American print renaissance 1958-1988Whitney Museum of American Art - Fairfield County,Stamford, CTGroup

1980Three Generations of Twentieth Century American Art: Betty Parsons, Helen Frankenthaler and Lynda BenglisBirmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, ALGroup

1980An Exhibition of Important Contemporary Drawings, Paintings and SculptureMargo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup

1980A History of American Art Through PrintmakingMissoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MTGroup

1980Printed Art - A View of two DecadesMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup


COLLECTIONS (selected)


Frankenthaler's work is represented in institutional collections worldwide

Art Gallery of Ontario

Toronto; Art Institute of Chicago

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Museum of Fine Art

Boston; Museum of Modern Art New York

National Gallery of Australia Canberra

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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