“Helen Frankenthaler, the lyrically abstract painter whose technique of staining pigment into raw canvas helped shape an influential art movement in the mid-20th century and who became one of the most admired artists of her generation, died on Tuesday at her home in Darien, Conn. She was 83.
The artist Helen Frankenthaler in her studio on Contentment Island in Darien, Conn., in 2003, with her work, “Blue Lady,” acrylic on paper. Photo By: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
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