12/27/2011 12:36 pm ET | Updated Mar 26, 2012

Helen Frankenthaler, Influential Abstract Painter Dies At 83

Helen Frankenthaler, the lyrically abstract painter whose technique of staining pigment into raw canvas helped shape an influential art movement in the mid-20th century, and who became one of the most admired artists of her generation, died on Tuesday at her home in Darien, Conn. She was 83.

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