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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 Painter
Evening Red
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Mark Tobey 1890-1976 American Painter
Mark Tobey: Broadway 1936
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Alma Thomas 1891-1978 African-American Painter
 
Louise Nevelson 1899-1988 Russian/American Sculptor
 
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 Painter
 
Alfred Jensen 1903-1981 Guatemalan/American Painter
 
Seymour Lipton 1903-1986 American Sculptor
 
Mark Rothko 1903-1970 Latvian/American Painter
 
Aaron Siskind 1903-1991 American Photographer
 
Esteban Vicente 1903-2001 Spanish/American Painter
 
Willem de Kooning 1904-1997 Dutch/American Painter
 
Jose de Rivera 1904-1985 American Sculptor
 
Arshile Gorky 1904-1948 Armenian/American Painter
 
Balcomb Greene 1904-1990 American Painter
 
Gertrude Greene 1904-1956 American Painter
 
Isamu Noguchi 1904-1988 Japanese/American Sculptor
 
Clyfford Still 1904-1980 American Painter
1964
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John Ferren 1905-1970 American Painter
 
Barnett Newman 1905-1970 American Painter
Barnett 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 Painter
 
Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 French/American Sculptor
 
William Baziotes 1912-1963 American Painter
 
Morris Louis 1912-1962 American Painter
Morris Louis: Horizontal I
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Roberto Matta 1912-2002 Chilean/French Painter
 
Jackson Pollock 1912-1956 American Painter
 
Lawrence Calcagno 1913-1993 American Painter
 
Philip Guston 1913-1980 Canadian/American Painter
Paw, 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 Painter
Shapes and shadows, 1962
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Alberto Burri 1915-1995 Italian Painter
 
Edward Dugmore 1915-1996 American Painter
 
Robert Motherwell 1915-1991 American Painter
Mallarme's Swan
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Elmer Bischoff 1916-1991 American Painter
Yellow 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 Painter
Smiling 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 Painter
 
Theodoros Stamos 1922-1997 American Painter
 
Sam Francis 1923-1994 American Painter
 
Paul Jenkins Born 1923 American Painter
Paul Jenkins: Phenomena Waves Without Wind
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Jean Paul Riopelle 1923-2002 Canadian Painter
 
Richard Stankiewicz 1923-1983 American Assemblage Artist
 
Antoni Tapies Born 1923 Spanish Painter
 
Kenneth Noland 1924-2010 American Painter
Kenneth Noland: Blue Extend, 1962
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Joan Mitchell 1926-1992 American Painter
Untitled
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Helen Frankenthaler Born 1928 American Painter
Helen 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/Sculptor
 
Raphael Collazo 1943-1990 American Painter
 
Joseph Marioni Born 1943 American Painter
 

 
 
 




 
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