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Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928 - December 27, 2011)

Frankenthaler was a revolutionary abstract expressionist painter. She exhibited her work for more than six decades (1950s through 2011), spanning several generations of abstract painters while continually creating ever-changing new work. She had a home and studio in Darien, Conn., according to the Los Angeles Times.Time Life Pictures/Getty Images