Inscribed and signed in pencil (at lower right): PP II Joan Mitchell 1992
The TGL chop [hexagon] is embossed lower right corner
Edition: edition of 34 plus 8AP, 4SP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Published in New York in 1992
Printed in four colors, yellow, green, purple and black.
According to Tyler graphics notes, preparation work for continuous-tone lithography and preparation of toner crayon drawing material was done by Kenneth Tyler. Tyler and Lee Funderburg worked on the plate preparation and Funderberg was responsible for proofing and edition printing.
Literature: Catalogue Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992.
Joan Mitchell stands out as the most important woman in the American Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s and 50s, exhibiting alongside titans Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Barnett Newman. Mitchell was born in Illinois, and studied at Smith College. On a scholarship trip to Europe in the late 1940s, Mitchell began a passionate and life-long affair with France, and divided the rest of her time between homes there and in New York.
Mitchell’s work, although abstract, is grounded and inspired in landscape. Her work reflects the influence of Monet, Cézanne, and Van Gogh. As a result, her paintings have an organic flow to them, the seemingly scattered paint alluding to nature’s equally nuanced order.