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Baker Museum’s Fall Exhibition To Feature American Painter Helen Frankenthaler

Sep 09, 2022 11:15AM ● By Francesca Block

Eden, 1956 Oil on unsized, unprimed canvas. Photo courtesy of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation's website

This fall, the Baker Museum of Naples will feature an exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), the late-American painter whose work “played a defining role in the history of postwar American painting,” according to the museum’s website

The exhibit will feature Frankenthaler’s late works from 1990-2003. It is the first exhibit of its kind, according to the museum, and will showcase 20 paintings on paper and 10 paintings on canvas. 

Frankenthaler gained prominence for her contributions to postwar American painting and her experimentation with different painting styles and techniques, including her use of thinned oil paint on unprimed canvas which created uniquely saturated and luminous surfaces.