was born in New York City in 1928. She received a BA degree from Bennington College and has continued an active participation in the academic community. Frankenthaler's work has been exhibited widely and is in numerous museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Frankenthaler is also the winner of numerous awards including National Institute for Arts and Letters, American Academy, 1990; Vice-chancellor of the American Academy, 1991; and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991. Frankenthaler, who is primarily a painter, works in many mediums. She has also designed stage sets and participated in films and video productions.

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