Inverleith House Opens First Museum Exhibition in the UK Devoted to the Artist Joan Mitchell

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EDINBURGH.- Inverleith House presents the first museum exhibition in the UK devoted to the artist Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) – one of the most important and singular American painters of the post war period, whose influence and stature are gaining increasing recognition today. Mitchell studied at The Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York in the late 1940s where she became the youngest member of the Abstract Expressionist movement, enjoying the support of artists such as Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. In 1959 she left the United States and moved to France, where she lived and worked for the rest of her life. There, she developed a highly personal painterly style – synthesizing an Abstract Expressionist tendency with the traditions of high European painting. In the colour, brushwork, and structure of her paintings one finds affinities with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Ma