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Joan Mitchell Research Paper

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I choose to research Joan Mitchell because I did not know very much about her or the type of artist she is. Joan Mitchell is a second generation member of the abstract expressionist group and was a very well respected painter of her time. She was born on February 12, 1925 and died on October 30, 1992. Joan was born in Mitchell was born in Chicago Illumines however, most of her career took place in France and she was one of the eras few female painters. She was so well respected that her paintings and prints can be seen in major museums and collections across the United States and Europe. Her paintings often covered two separate panels. “An admirer of Vincent van Gogh's work, Mitchell observed in one of his final paintings – Wheatfield with Crows (1890) – the symbology of death, suicide, hopelessness, depression and darkness. With her sense that Wheatfield with Crows was a suicide note, she painted a painting called No Birds as a response and as an homage”. Joan was a painter who was influenced by many others and incorporated others ideas in her paintings. I think that this is one of the reasons why she is so well respected. Joan’s most notable awards were: “1991 Le Grand Prix des Arts (Peinture) of the…show more content…
Mitchell’s professional career began around 1950. Throughout her life she always a great relationships between her family members and other artists. Her work were inspired and be grouped together by landscape, personal relationships, or some major life event.
“My paintings repeat a feeling about Lake Michigan, or water, or fields...it’s more like a poem...and that’s what I want to paint.” This is one of the reasons why Joan stood out to me when I was looking for an artist or painter to research. Jaon was well liked and was very well respected. Mitchell painted mostly water, sky, trees, flowers, weather and dogs. Her created images and memories from which she worked helped influence others to do the
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