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Abstract Expressionism

Centered in New York City, 1946 to 1960's


Abstract Expressionism is a type of art in which the artist expresses himself purely through the use of form and color. It non-representational, or non-objective, art, which means that there are no actual objects represented.
 
Now considered to be the first American artistic movement of international importance, the term was originally used to describe the work of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky.

The movement can be more or less divided into two groups: Action Painting, typified by artists such as Pollock, de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Philip Guston, stressed the physical action involved in painting; Color Field Painting, practiced by Mark Rothko and Kenneth Noland, among others, was primarily concerned with exploring the effects of pure color on a canvas.
        

 
 
Chronological Listing of Abstract Expressionists
 
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Hans Hofmann 1880-1966 German/American PainterEvening Red
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Mark Tobey 1890-1976 American PainterMark Tobey: Broadway 1936
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Alma Thomas 1891-1978 African-American Painter 
Louise Nevelson 1899-1988 Russian/American SculptorAt Pace Columbus, Gold
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Jack Tworkov 1900-1982 Polish/American Painter 
Adja Yunkers 1900-1983 Russian/American Painter 
Mary Callery 1903-1977 American Sculptor 
Adolph Gottlieb 1903-1974 American PainterUntitled, 1969
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Alfred Jensen 1903-1981 Guatemalan/American Painter 
Seymour Lipton 1903-1986 American Sculptor 
Mark Rothko 1903-1970 Latvian/American PainterMark Rothko: Number 10, 1950
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Aaron Siskind 1903-1991 American Photographer 
Esteban Vicente 1903-2001 Spanish/American Painter 
Willem de Kooning 1904-1997 Dutch/American PainterWillem de Kooning: In the Sky
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Jose de Rivera 1904-1985 American Sculptor 
Arshile Gorky 1904-1948 Armenian/American PainterThe Artist and his Mother
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Balcomb Greene 1904-1990 American Painter 
Gertrude Greene 1904-1956 American Painter 
Isamu Noguchi 1904-1988 Japanese/American SculptorRed Cube Sculpture, 1968
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Clyfford Still 1904-1980 American Painter1964
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John Ferren 1905-1970 American Painter 
Barnett Newman 1905-1970 American PainterBarnett Newman: The Word II, 1954
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James Brooks 1906-1992 American Painter 
Herbert Ferber 1906-1991 American Sculptor 
David Smith 1906-1965 American Sculptor 
Albert Kotin 1907-1980 Russian/American Painter 
Perle Fine 1908-1988 American Painter 
Lee Krasner 1908-1984 American Painter 
George McNeil 1908-1995 American Painter 
Jack Bush 1909-1977 Canadian Painter 
Enrico Donati 1909-2008 American Painter 
Norman Lewis 1909-1979 African-American Painter 
Morris Graves 1910-2001 American Painter/Sculptor 
Franz Kline 1910-1962 American PainterUntitled, 1951
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Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 French/American SculptorLouise Bourgeois with Sleep II
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William Baziotes 1912-1963 American Painter 
Morris Louis 1912-1962 American PainterMorris Louis: Horizontal I
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Roberto Matta 1912-2002 Chilean/French PainterComposition I
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Jackson Pollock 1912-1956 American PainterJackson Pollock: Lavender Mist
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Lawrence Calcagno 1913-1993 American Painter 
Philip Guston 1913-1980 Canadian/American PainterPaw, c.1968
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Ibram Lassaw 1913-2003 American Sculptor 
Conrad Marca-Relli 1913-2000 American Painter 
Ad Reinhardt 1913-1967 American Painter 
William Scott 1913-1989 British PainterShapes and shadows, 1962
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Alberto Burri 1915-1995 Italian Painter 
Edward Dugmore 1915-1996 American Painter 
Robert Motherwell 1915-1991 American PainterMallarme's Swan
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Elmer Bischoff 1916-1991 American PainterYellow Lampshade, 1969
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Alfonso Ossorio 1916-1990 Filipino/American Painter 
Richard Pousette-Dart 1916-1992 American Painter 
Stephen Greene 1917-1999 American Painter 
David Hare 1917-1992 American Sculptor 
Milton Resnick 1917-2004 Russian/American Painter 
Elaine Fried de Kooning 1918-1989 American Painter 
Cleve Gray 1918-2004 American Painter 
Edward Corbett 1919-1971 American Painter 
Lester Johnson Born 1919 American Painter 
George Morrison 1919-2000 Native American Painter/Sculptor 
Gene Davis 1920-1985 American Painter 
Karel Appel 1921-2006 Dutch PainterSmiling Together
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Norman Bluhm 1921-1999 American Painter 
Nell Blaine 1922-1996 American Painter 
Robert de Niro Sr. 1922-1993 American Painter 
Grace Hartigan Born 1922 American Painter 
Jules Olitski 1922-2007 Ukrainian/American PainterLuminous Dawn, 1997
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Theodoros Stamos 1922-1997 American Painter 
Sam Francis 1923-1994 American PainterComposition, 1963
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Paul Jenkins Born 1923 American PainterPaul Jenkins: Phenomena Waves Without Wind
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Jean Paul Riopelle 1923-2002 Canadian PainterVisages, 1974
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Richard Stankiewicz 1923-1983 American Assemblage Artist 
Antoni Tapies Born 1923 Spanish PainterAntoni Tapies: Lettre A
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Kenneth Noland 1924-2010 American PainterKenneth Noland: Blue Extend, 1962
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Joan Mitchell 1926-1992 American PainterUntitled
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Helen Frankenthaler Born 1928 American PainterHelen Frankenthaler: Paris Review, 1996
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Al Held 1928-2005 American Painter 
Rita Letendre Born 1928 Native Canadian Painter 
Cy Twombly Born 1928 American Painter 
Jasper Johns Born 1930 American Painter/SculptorJasper Johns: Ventriloquist (MoMA)
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Raphael Collazo 1943-1990 American Painter 
Joseph Marioni Born 1943 American Painter 

 
 
 




 
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