Dancing Through Fields of Color

The Story of Helen Frankenthaler



ISBN: 9781419734106 Categories: ,

Elizabeth Brown


They said only men could paint powerful pictures, but Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) splashed her way through the modern art world. Channeling deep emotion, Helen poured paint onto her canvas and danced with the colors to make art unlike anything anyone had ever seen. She used unique tools like mops and squeegees to push the paint around, to dazzling effects. Frankenthaler became an originator of the influential “Color Field” style of abstract expressionist painting with her “soak stain” technique, and her artwork continues to electrify new generations of artists today.Dancing Through Fields of Colordiscusses Frankenthaler’s early life, how she used colors to express emotion, and how she overcame the male-dominated art world of the 1950s.

Additional information

Weight 460 g
Dimensions 22.4 x 27.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 19 March 2019
Number of pages 40
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Aimée Sicuro
Dimensions 22.4 x 27.3 cm
Weight 460 g


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Elizabeth Brown holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and teaches writing and humanities at Saint Augustine College. Dancing Through Fields of Color is her debut picture book.

Aimee Sicuro is an illustrator, picture-book maker, and surface-pattern designer. She graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration. She lives in Brooklyn.