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Joan Mitchell

Born in Chicago in 1925, Joan Mitchell graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947. She exhibited in the famous “Ninth Street Show” in New York in 1951 and had her first solo gallery exhibition in 1952. By the second half of the decade she was well established, with major paintings in the collections of the Albright-Knox, the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art. Mitchell moved to Paris full time in 1959, and in 1967 bought a house in Vétheuil, a town on the Seine about an hour outside the city, where she lived and painted until her death in 1992. Her work has been exhibited at several museums, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Museé des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France.

Books by Joan Mitchell
A Survey of Works on Paper, 1956 - 1992
Leaving America, New York to Paris 1958 – 1964
Other artists