JOAN MITCHELL

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Biography

Joan Mitchell is known for the compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes of her large and often multi-paneled paintings.

Inspired by landscape, nature, and poetry, her intent was not to create a recognizable image, but to convey emotions. Mitchell’s early success in the 1950s was striking at a time when few women artists were recognized.

She referred to herself as the “last Abstract Expressionist,” and she continued to create abstract paintings until her death in 1992.