American Figurative Expressionism

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism

According to Marilyn Stokstad, the art historian:“Expressionism (is) the manipulation of formal or representational elements to convey intense feelings.”

American Figurative Expressionism

● New York Figurative Expressionism

Boston Figurative Expressionism

Bay area Figurative Expressionism


New York Figurative Expressionism of the 1950s represented a trend where “diverse New York artists countered the prevailing abstract mode to work with the figure.”


Nicolas Carone (1917-2010)


 Nicolas Carone Untitled 1954

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1954
Oil on paper, 17 1/2 x 21 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover]

Video: Nicolas Carone-Abstract Expressionism-Artist of the 9th St. Show




Nanno de Groot (1913-1963)

Nanno de Groot, Girl in Chair, 1955

Nanno de Groot, Girl in Chair, 1955
Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 1/4 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover]

Video: Nanno de Groot Abstract Expressionism-New York School 1950s


Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Willem de Kooning, Woman, 1949-1950

Willem de Kooning, Woman, 1949-50
Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 46 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover]

Video: Willem de Kooning I


Balcomb Greene  (1904 – 1990)

Balcomb Greene, Gertrude III, 1958. Oil on canas, 62 1:4 x 50 inches

Balcomb Greene, Gertrude III, 1957
Oil on canvas, 62 1/4 x 50 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Earl Kerkam, (1891-1965) 

Earl Kerkam, Torso, 1955

Earl Kerkam, Torso, 1955
Oil on masonite, 32 1/2 x 19 1/2
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover] p.127 illustrated.

Albert Kotin (1907-)1980)

Albert Kotin, Head, c.1968
Albert Kotin, Head, c.1968
Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 36 inches.
All rights reserved by the artists or his delegates
 

Lee Krasner (1908-1984)

Lee Krasner, Prophecy, 1956

Lee Krasner, Prophecy, 1956
Oil on cotton duck, 58 1/8 x 34 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover]  p.146 illustrated


Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000) 

Conrad Marca-Relli, Seated Figure, 1953-54

Conrad Marca-Relli, Seated Figure, 1953-54
Oil and canvas on linen, 73 1/4 x 48 1/2 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover] p.157 illustrated 

Video: Conrad Marca-Relli Abstract Expressionism 1950s-New York School collage-painter


Ezio Martinelli (1913-1980)

Ezio Martinelli, Grief, 1951. o:c, 60 x 25 inches

Ezio Martinelli, Grief, 1951
Oil on canvas, 60 x 25 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover] p.162 Illustrated.


Jan Mũller (1922-1958)

Jan Muller, Of This Time Of That Place, 1956
Jan Mũller, Of This Time Of That Place, 1956
Oil on canvas, 48 x 96 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover] p.174 Illustrated.


Felix Pasilis (1922- )

Felix Pasilis (1922- ), Still Life, 1956

Felix Pasilis, Palm Frond, 1956
Oil on canvas, 42 1/4 x 50 1/2 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover]

 

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

Jackson Pollock, Number 7, 1952

Jackson Pollock, Number 7, 1952
Enamel and oil on canvas, 53 1/8 x 40 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book: American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless [Hardcover] p.198 Illustrated.

 

 Boston Figurative Expressionism

The art of the Boston Expressionist movement of the 1940s has much in common with the European Expressionism that preceded it: the search for identity, perceptions of reality, and the role of the artist are favorite themes for both. (BU Today)

Hyman Bloom (1913-2009)

Hyman Bloom Apparition of Danger, 1951

Hyman Bloom Apparition of Danger, 1951
Oil on canvas, 54 1/4 x 43 1/8 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.  

Video:
Hyman Bloom-PreviewHyman Bloom-The Beauty of All Things 


Jack Levine (1915-2010)


Jack Levine, Inaguration, 1958
Jack Levine, Inauguration, 1958
Oil on canvas, 32 x 28 inches

All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.  


David Aronson (1923- )

David Aronson, Ishmaelite, 1955
David Aronson, Ishmaelite, 1955
Charcoal and Graphite, 17 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.  

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