Poetry was a lifelong source of inspiration and collaboration for Joan Mitchell. To celebrate April's designation as National Poetry Month, we compiled a selection of Mitchell’s artworks that were inspired by poems and poets. Read more.
In the Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives, numerous photographs help to illustrate Joan Mitchell’s life more fully, allowing insight into her working practices and timeline. We are grateful to the photographers who crossed paths with Mitchell, and would like to take the opportunity here to share more about one such artist behind the photos. Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999) was a New York-based photographer, filmmaker, and painter best known for his street photography and portraits of artists. Read more.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives recently acquired a new collection of photographs from Robert Freson, a Belgian photographer now living in Maine. Freson took these photos during a visit to Joan’s home and studio in Vétheuil, France on August 2–3, 1983. Read more.