Joan Mitchell, Flying Dutchman, 1961-1962. Oil on canvas. 81 x 81 in. © Joan Mitchell Foundation. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.
Joan Mitchell was an American “second generation” abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. She was a member of the American abstract expressionist movement, even though much of her career took place in France. Along with Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Shirley Jaffe, Elaine de Kooning, and Sonia Gechtoff, she was one of her era’s few female painters to gain critical and public acclaim. Her paintings and editioned prints can be seen in major museums and collections across the United States and Europe.
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