Lee Krasner was born October 27, 1908, in Brooklyn, New York. In 1934 the WPA hired her to paint murals. From 1937–1940, she studied under Hans Hoffmann. She married Jackson Pollock in 1945. In the 1950s, she created her Night Journey series. She had a retrospective solo exhibition in London in 1965. During the 1970s, she took a second stab at collage work. Krasner died on June 19, 1984, in New York City.