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

Jack Tworkov

Abstract Expressionism, Painting

July 27, 2013

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.