‘Monumental Miniatures: Joan Mitchell’s Drawings’ opens at Museum Folkwang

In its exhibition Joan Mitchell: The Sketchbook Drawings (27 February– 31 May 2015), Museum Folkwang, Germany presents some 60 drawings by Joan Mitchell, on public display for the first time ever. Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was one of the greatest artists of the latter half of the 20th century. She was an important figure in American Abstract Expressionism and enjoyed close ties with artists of the New York School, such as Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. In 1955 Mitchell started dividing her time between New York and Paris, before permanently settling in France in 1959. Mitchell was thus an important mediator between American gestural painting and contemporaneous artistic currents in Europe. She was best known for her large-scale oil paintings, whose subjects were freely inspired by landscape and nature. Parallel to her many world-famous paintings, Joan Mitchell created an extensive body of works

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