Postwar American Expressionism

Post War American Expressionism

 

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Abstract Expressionist Artists in New York City

Abstract Expressionism marked the beginning of New  York City’s influence  as the center of the western art world.

The world of the Abstract Expressionist artists was firmly  rooted in Lower Manhattan.

A walk along 8th Street would take you from the Waldorf Cafeteria, where penniless artists made “tomato soup” from the free hot water and ketchup;

past the Hans Hofmann School of Fine art is founded by the painter of the same name; 

to The Club, a loft where lectures and heated arguments about art carried on late into the night.

Jackson Pollock’s studio was on East 8th Street, Willem de Kooning’s Philip Guston’s, Albert Kotin’s

and most other pioneer New York School artists’ studios were on East 10th.

Most nights the “down town artists” could be found at the Cedar Street Tavern on University Place. 

Although the term “abstract expressionism” was first applied to American art in 1946 by the art critic Robert Coates,

it had been first used in Germany in 1919 in the magazine Der Sturm, regarding German Expressionism.

Alfred Barr was the first to use this term in 1929 in relation to works by Wassily Kandinsky.   

New York School Action Paintings

New York School Abstract Expressionists

James Brooks (1906-1992)


James Brooks, BERL, 1956.
Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 inches.

All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 
 
 
 
 
Nicolas Carone (1917-2010)
 

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 inches
All rights reserved by the artists or by his delegates.

 
 
Books including Nicolas Carone:
 
 
Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989)

 
Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches 
All rights reserved by the artist or her legal delegates.
 
The painting is reproduced in the book:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists p.104 Illustrated   
 
Books including Elaine de Kooning:

Video: Elaine de Kooning

 
 
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
 
 Willem de Kooning, Gotham News, 1955-56
 Oil on canvas, 69 1/2 x 79 1/4 inches.
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.
 

The painting is reproduced in the book:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists p.108 Illustrated  

Books including Willem de Kooning:
 
 
 
 
 
Friedel Dzubas (1915 1994)
 


Friedel Dzubas, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 52 x 39 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.
 
 
 
 
Perle Fine (1908-1988)

Perle Fine, Roaring Wind, 1958
Oil on canvas. 42 x 52 1/4 inches

All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.
  

Books including Perle Fine

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists; pages: 138-141 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey; pages: 126-129

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless; pages: 88-91 

Video: Perle Fine Abstract Expressionism-1950s New York action painter

Michael Goldberg (1924 – 2007)

 
Michael Goldberg, Untitled, 1949.
Oil on canvas, 34 x 24 inches. Exhibited in the “9th St.” Show, 1951
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Michael Goldberg:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artistspage:150-153

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey, page: 138-141


 
Robert Goodnough (1917-2010) 

Robert Goodnough, Sheridan Squere, 1959.
 Oil on board, 40 x 59 7/8 inches
 All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Books including Robert Goodnough:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists; pages: 154-157 

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless; pages: 104-107

 
 

John Grillo (1917-2014)

 
John Grillo, Explosive Image, 1956
Oil on canvas, 50 x 58 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.
 

Philip Guston (1913–1980)

Philip Guston, Dial I, 1956
Oil on canvas, 72 x 76 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Phlip Guston

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists; pages: 170-171  

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey; pages: 150-153

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless; pages: 112-115

Video: Philip Guston Short Documentary



Hans Hofmann (1880 – 1966)

 
Hans Hofmann, Laburnum, 1954 
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Hans Hofmann:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists pages: 182-185  

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey pages: 166-169

 VideoHans Hofmann



Franz Kline (1910 – 1962)

 
Franz Kline, Chief, 1950 
Oil on canvas, 58 3/8 x 6 feet 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Books including Franz Kline:

 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey pages: 186-189



Albert Kotin (1907-1980)

  Albert Kotin, Predators, 1951

  Oil on canvas,36 x 28 inche inches. 

Exhibited in the “9th St.” Show, 1951
  All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Albert Kotin:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artistspages: 206-209  

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey; pages: 190-193

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timelesspages: 140-143

Video: Albert Kotin-Abstract Expressionism-New York School 1950s action painting



Alfred Leslie (1927- )

 
Alfred Leslie, Big Green, Variation: Four Panel Green, 1957
Oil on canvas, overall: 146 x 139 5/8 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Alfred Leslie:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists pages: 218-221

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless pages: 152-155



Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000)

 
Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958
Oil on canvascollage on canvas, 38 x 47 1/2 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Conrad Marc-Relli:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artistspages: 234-237 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey; pages: 218-221

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timelesspages: 156-159

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



Joan Mitchell (1926 – 1992)

 
Joan Mitchell, Lady Bug, 1957
Oil on canvas, 6′ 57/8 x 9′ inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Books including Joan Mitchell:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists pages: 254-257

 

Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956)

 
Jackson Pollock, Number 3, 1949: Tiger, 1949
Oil enamel, metallic enamel, string and cigarette fragment
on canvas mounted on fiberboard, 62 1/8 x 37 1/4 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Video: Ovation TV | Jackson Pollock

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