The Art and Life of Perle Fine
2005 MidMarch Arts Press
During the formative years of Abstract Expressionism, Perle Fine was instrumental in helping shape its direction. A close friend of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning, her Tenth Street studio, which she described as “a terribly beat-up place,” was at the epicenter of the art world. Yet she had to fight prejudice against women artists, even though her work was of stellar quality.
“In Kathleen Housley’s compelling biography, an under-appreciated artist at last emerges as one of the most appealing masters of Abstract Expressionism.” Eugene R. Gaddis, author of Magician of the Modern, Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America