Artist and Studio
Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, 1959.

Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, 1959.

Helen Frankenthaler, 1969

Helen Frankenthaler, 1969

9 abstract expressionist artists

Willem de Kooning, Clyford Still, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline

Helen Frankenthaler, 1987. Photo by Hans Namuth, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Image copyright Estate of Hans Namuth

Helen Frankenthaler, 1987. Photo by Hans Namuth, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Image copyright Estate of Hans Namuth

Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner at a Long Island beach, July 1952.   Archives of American Art.

Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner at a Long Island beach, July 1952.   Archives of American Art.

Robert Motherwell and wife Helen Frankenthaler, photographed by Sedat Pakay at Yale.   Brill Gallery

Robert Motherwell and wife Helen Frankenthaler, photographed by Sedat Pakay at Yale.   Brill Gallery

Helen Frankenthaler, New York, 1969, Ernst Haas

Helen Frankenthaler, New York, 1969, Ernst Haas

Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell at their Provincetown studio, ca. 1960   Smithsonian
They were married to each other at the time.

Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell at their Provincetown studio, ca. 1960   Smithsonian

They were married to each other at the time.

Helen Frankenthaler in her NYC studio, photo by Michael Fredericks

Helen Frankenthaler in her NYC studio, photo by Michael Fredericks

Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler’s home in 1967. They divorced in 1971.

Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler’s home in 1967. They divorced in 1971.

Helen Frankenthaler in her studio in Darien, Conn., 2003.
Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Helen Frankenthaler in her studio in Darien, Conn., 2003.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, c. 1960

Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, c. 1960