Fierce Poise


Following Helen Frankenthaler's life and career through the 1950s. Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women, says it best, "The magic of Alexander Nemerov's portrait of Helen Frankenthaler in Fierce Poise is that it reads like one of Helen's paintings. His poetic descriptions of her work and his rich insights into the years when Helen made her first artistic breakthroughs are both light and lush, seemingly easy and yet profound. His book is an ode to a truly great artist who, some seventy years after this story begins, we are only now beginning to understand."

Alexander Nemerov, 2021, 269 pages