from The Lives of Some Women
2018 Recipient of the Lee Krasner Award
in Recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement
The Pollock- Krasner Foundation
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual working visual artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Lee Krasner Award is a tribute to and recognition of artists with long and distinguished careers.
Painter and filmmaker Alfred Leslie was born
in the Bronx, New York in 1927 and currently lives and works in Manhattan.
In the late 1940s he emerged as an experimental filmmaker and a second
generation Abstract Expressionist painter. In the 1950s and ’60s,
he was associated with a community of avant-garde artists and writers,
including Joan Mitchell, Larry Rivers, Robert Frank, Frank O’Hara,
and Jack Kerouac, with whom he often collaborated. The quintessential
Beat Generation film Pull My Daisy (1959) was codirected by Leslie and
photographer Robert Frank, with subtitles and narration by Jack Kerouac.
In the early 1960s, Leslie's style evolved from pure abstraction to figurative
realism, distilling his background in film to be fully realized through
painting. Over the last 15 years, he has taken these interests one step
further, incorporating them with new digital technology to create paintings
on the computer, which he has named Pixel Scores.
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