Lee Krasner Working

  Lee Krasner painting   Portrait in Green  , 1969. Photos by Mark Patiky.

Lee Krasner painting Portrait in Green, 1969. Photos by Mark Patiky.

  Hans Namuth  ,   Lee Krasner  , 1962

Hans NamuthLee Krasner, 1962

  Lee Krasner in her studio, 1956 (Waintrob-Budd, William Morrow)

Lee Krasner in her studio, 1956 (Waintrob-Budd, William Morrow)

Lee Krasner is another Lee famously in peril of always being overshadowed by the man with whom she was associated, this one because she was married to Jackson Pollock. I say “famously” because I greatly prefer Krasner’s work to Pollock’s and I feel like the whole underdog wifey-artist hype is distracting. So OK, let’s do this:

Lee Krasner
-Vs.-
Jackson Pollock

You decide! And remember there’s two E’s in Lee, boys.

This post originally appeared on the Gravel & Gold blog