Helen Frankenthaler

(1928 - 2011, Darien, Connecticut)

Air Frame


Screenprint on paper

16 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (41.9 x 54.6 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Museum Acquisition Fund

1970.8 g

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While Helen Frankenthaler’s ritualistic and intuitive process connects her to abstract expressionist painters of the 1940s and 50s, especially Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell (who she was married to from 1958 to 1971), her artworks look very different. Increasingly in the 1960s Frankenthaler drew inspiration from nature, although the artist was careful to state that while her abstract forms evoke coastlines, hills and valleys, they remain “landscapes that are not landscapes.”


signed and dated on front

Abstract art