The Life and Works of Lee Krasner – GI 21 131 (Face to Face)
12 January 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT
Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)Go to all Courses
As an artist, Lee Krasner (1908 – 1984) rarely stepped out of the shadow of her husband Jackson Pollock, who died in 1956. Krasner was a feisty, intelligent woman and, ultimately, not entirely underappreciated in the art world. Her contribution to American abstract expressionism, her insistence on her own specific style and her refusal to be limited to one aesthetic approach, build an image of Lee Krasner that represents so much more than being just “Mrs Pollock”.
About the Speaker
Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.
Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.
Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.
Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.
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