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Etching, aquatint, and drypoint in colors on Magnani paper
The artist Helen Frankenthaler, an American abstract expressionist painter, was born in 1928 in New York City. She attended the Dalton School in New York, then Bennington College, where she studied under Paul Feeley and Hans Hoffman. She was known for being one of the most notable American post-war painters and had a career that spanned six decades. Early in her career, she was introduced to Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell, the latter of which went on to marry.