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Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter
Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter

Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83. Frankenthaler died Tuesday after a long, unspecified illness at her home in Darien, Conn., her family announced. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Helen Frankenthaler: The obituary of artist Helen Frankenthaler in the Dec. 28 LATExtra said that in 1952 she began using acrylic paint in her "soak stain" technique. She used oil paint in her early works and switched to acrylics later. — -------------------- In 1952,...

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