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American painter, born in Brooklyn, New York, as Lenore Krassner. Between 1926 and 1932 she studied at the Cooper Union School and the National Academy of Design, and in 1937 she was a pupil of Hans *Hofmann. She recalled that what was most important was not his lessons on painting but the seriousness of his attitude towards art. Her early work was naturalistic, but by 1940 she had turned to abstraction and was exhibiting with *American Abstract Artists.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)