'Beautifully evokes a period in American art that laid the groundwork for the women artists of today'
'[Levin’s] book, dense with documentation and quotations from letters and interviews, is the culmination of decades of scholarship, advocacy and even friendship with Krasner … empathetic and insightful … Krasner comes wonderfully alive, especially in her own words, in Levin’s pages'
'Rigorous research, deep knowledge of art and cultural history, penetrating analysis and a flair for storytelling bring to life a fully formed Lee Krasner. Those who never knew her will wish they had, and those who did will be amazed'
Helen A. Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
'[Draws] on her close personal relationship with the painter and a multitude of interviews … impressively researched'
'An insightful, sharply drawn portrait of 20th-century America from a vantage point of a creative woman swept up in a realm of remarkable artistic productivity'
Wall Street Journal
'Compelling ... Gail Levin has drawn on her close association with Lee Krasner and extensive research to produce a biography that rings fair and true'
Los Angeles Times
'Art historian Gail Levin's Lee Krasner is a quintuple whammy of a biography--the story of a major artist; a description of a notorious marriage; an education in 20th-century art; a gossipy immersion into Bohemian New York; and a settling of scores against those who practiced gender bias'
O, The Oprah Magazine
'Lee Krasner has for a long time been poorly served. She deserves better and she has it here'
'Unfairly maligned as simply “Mrs Jackson Pollock”, this weighty first biography reveals a pioneering painter who campaigned for women’s rights and created abstract art that pulsed with life'
Artists & Illustrators
'Packed with important insight into the post-war American art scene, this is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary woman'
'An engrossing, uplifting story of personal and creative survival, against a bright backcloth of mid-century America'
Jackie Wullshläger’s Art Books of the Year, Financial Times