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Francine Tint
Blue Mink, 1993
Acrylic on canvas, 59 1/2" x 114"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coppola (95.001)


Francine Tint belongs to a younger generation of Abstract Expressionist painters who have helped define the movement for the twenty-first century.  In canvases such as Blue Mink, Tint combines sweeping brushstrokes with unexpected color combinations.  The resulting compositions show their allegiance to classic Action Painting even as they offer a new emotional paradigm based on the free and even quirky use of color.  In keeping with contemporary trends, Tint’s paintings are intended to be appreciated on their own merits, without the critical “inside knowledge” that viewers were formerly expected to bring to their experience of Abstract Expressionism.


Tint studied at the Triangle Workshop in Pine Plains, New York, as well as at the Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and the New York Studio School, all in New York City.  Since the early 1980s, she has participated in numerous exhibitions, including several at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.  She has also staged many solo shows, primarily in New York art galleries.  Her work is held in a number of public collections, including the Krannert Art Museum in Chicago, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.