Abstract Expressionism

Philippe Pastor - work in progress

Philippe Pastor

Philippe Pastor is a contemporary artist born in Monaco in 1961. He is an abstract expressionist whose artworks have been exhibited throughout the world. His paintings and sculptures are dedicated to environmental topics. Philippe Pastor, through his works, challenges the public on the urgency of action to stop the irremediable imbalance towards which the...

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Carolyn O’Neill

How many times you have delayed doing something you like, always seeking excuses? It was a similar situation for Carolyn O’Neill, who worked as a nurse in a psychiatric office. She always thought that she will turn to art when the retirement came and she...

Hans Hofmann portrait, 1949 - Photo by Bill Witt

Hans Hofmann

One of the most influential art teachers and modern painters of the 20th century, Hans Hofmann was a German Abstract Expressionist painter regarded as a key figure of the color field painting technique. His work emphasized the emotionally expressive potential...

In 1948, American artist in new york made paintings by combining gorky's style with cézanne, picasso and kooning

Arshile Gorky

Often unrightfully overshadowed by his more famous colleague masters of modern art, Arshile Gorky was one of the last grand Surrealist painters who played a major, although in many ways indirect role in the famed movement of Abstract Expressionism. This...

Robert Motherwell - Portrait

Robert Motherwell

Considered as one of the most eminent American Abstract Expressionist painters, Robert Motherwell is not just a founder of the New York School, alongside Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, but has also proved himself as an...

Elaine de Kooning - photo by Rudolph Burckhardt, 1960, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism use privacy terms for home contact and for art portrait

Elaine de Kooning

A major figure in both the Abstract Expressionist and American Figurative Expressionist movements of the 1940s and 1950s, Elaine de Kooning was a prominent American painter who can easily be classified as one of the most important female artists of the 20th...

Willem de Kooning - The artist in his studio - Image via wikipediaorg world like

Willem de Kooning

Undoubtedly one of the most crucial painters of the 20th century, Willem de Kooning was a renowned American-Dutch artist as well as a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Only truly rivaled by Jackson Pollock in terms of critical acclaim...

Clyfford Still - Photo of the author - Imaga via clyffordstillmuseumorg work school

Clyfford Still

Despite not being as widely known as some of his New York School contemporaries, Clyfford Still was the initial painter to break through to a different and radically abstract style devoid of any obvious subject matter. This American author relied on great...

sculpture Isamu Noguchi, 1980, photo credits Art Blart museum museum museum

Isamu Noguchi

One of the 20th century’s most significant and critically acclaimed sculptors and designers, Isamu Noguchi was a major figure of both the American and Japanese modern art scenes. Spirituality and technically influenced by his mentor Constantin Brancusi,...

David Smith – Photo of the artist – Image via premierwelding.co.uk - work gallery page

David Smith

Working as a welder at automotive factories before devoting himself to a full-time art-making career, David Smith was an Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter who was also a pioneer of sculpting with welded metal. Regarded as one of the greatest...

Richard Diebenkorn

When World War II ended, people around the World had to live with memories of the terrible events that have just occurred. At the time a new art movement started to develop in the USA which will later become the first internationally successful art movement...

Morris Louis

Morris Louis was an American artist and a leading member of the Color Field painters, known for his colorful, expressive, and simplified abstract paintings. While living in Washington, D.C., Louis, along with other Washington painters, initiated an art...

Helen Frankenthaler - Untitled, July, 1975, 1975 (detail)

Helen Frankenthaler

Widely considered to be a major contributor to the history of postwar American art, Helen Frankenthaler was an abstract expressionist painter who was an active artist for over six decades. Due to her talent and long artistic reign, Frankenthaler influenced...

Joan Mitchell - Untitled, c 1957 (detail)

Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell was a famous American painter and important member of the American abstract expressionism, despite the fact that much of her career took place in France. Just like her fellow artists Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan and Helen Frankenthaler, Mitchell...

Roberto Matta - Photo of the artist - Image via globalarttraderscom

Roberto Matta

Providing the art scene with a unique synthesis of European, American and Latin American visual cultures, Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta was an international figure known for his work which simultaneously incorporated elements from the rather different and...

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Franz Kline

Starting from the realistic style based on the academic training and admiration of the Old Masters, Franz Kline made a turning point in his career by moving to New York, where he met Willem de Kooning who influenced the change of his artistic approach towards...

Gerhard Richter

The happiest of endings can have such sad beginnings. Growing up in Nazi Germany, witnessing the horrors of war, and being oppressed by the Communist regime in East Germany – the early life of Gerhard Richter was everything but happy and carefree. However,...

Mark Rothko - Artist portrait, Image via orartswatchorg

Mark Rothko

One of the most famous post-war American painters, a prominent figure among the New York School artists, Mark Rothko attempted to make space visible through color, and without reference to external reality. Although rejected any labeling, he moved through...

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Barnett Newman

Considering the artist as the creator of the world, Barnett Newman thought that the humans have the primal instinct to create that is reflected in both ancient and modern art. Although sharing the interest in myth and primitive unconscious with Abstract...

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Jasper Johns

One of the most famous statements concerning modern art phenomenon that happened during the 20th century is the following declaration Jasper Johns said during the 1970s: To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist....