Jack Tworkov portrait - Photo by Dennis Wheeler, c.1957

Jack Tworkov/ Jack Tworkov

United States 1900 - 1982

Abstract Expressionism, Painting

Jack Tworkov
Jack Tworkov
Male
United States
1900

Jack Tworkov was an American painter, regarded as one of the most influential artists, whose work helped form Abstract Expressionism in the US. Born in Biała Podlaska, Russian Empire (now Poland) in 1900, he emigrated to the United States in 1913. During the Great Depression, he met Willem de Kooning, with whom, and other abstract expressionists, he founded the New York School. Tworkov died in 1982 in Provincetown, Massachusetts at the age of 82.