Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Re: Kline

Franz Kline spent 11 years in an orphanage.

 He started drawing after being immobilized in a football mishap.

His ballet dancer wife was schizophrenic.

He thought of the moment of painting as attacking a situation.

 His work looks spontaneous but was actually 
often the result of careful planning.

He died of rheumatic heart disease.