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Best Books on Art

8 Oct

New York School Abstract Expressionists

New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by  Artists: A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting  and Sculpture Annuals;  1951-1957 [Hardcover]

  “Highly recommended.”
~CHOICE, current reviews for academic libraries, February 2001:
“The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for  artists’ biographies, for exhibition  documentation, or as the history of a specific artistic movement.
General readers; undergraduates through faculty.”  

Readers’ opinion:
Almost Perfect – Very Important! ~Amazon.com   

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey
With Artists’ Statements, Artwork, and Biographies

​   OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE ~ CHOICE, 2003
“This excellent publication builds on the earlier [above] publication. It has broadened  the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified…omission of African    American artists… and concentrated on 88 artists…excellent layout and superb  photographs. Highly recommended”  ~ CHOICE,
CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC  LIBRARIESJuly/August 20

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless

​ CHOICE CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIES, January 10, 2010
“Highly recommended. Libraries supporting both studio
and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and
above; general readers.” ~ CHOICE  
 ​ 

Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s

Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s

on September 20, 2016
Format: Library Binding
This isn’t my first review of a NY School Press book. I get incredibly excited and anxious when I hear a new title comes out. Ms Herskovic’s books are incredibly accurate due to her research. Its not what “Joe tells Susan”. Its digging for the truth. What appears is a sumptuous, fact filled, tour d’force. I have always heard of Albert Kotin but had no idea of the breadth of his work. From his easel paintings and murals with the WPA to his breathtaking Abstract Expressionist canvases, you get to see the journey of an incredibly gifted artist. You do not have to know that he was one of the major artists of the New York School and participated in all the Annuals. Just turn the pages and you know you are in the midst of greatness. Large color photographs, over 350 pages, and artist’s statements, letters from his famous artist friends, fine portraits, and period photos, take you on a journey through the difficult hard working life of a very special talent!

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 Ed. by Marika Herskovic,
ISBN: 0967799406
ISBN: 0967799414
 ISBN: 0967799422
ISBN: 0967799430


Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,

Albert Kotin-Abstract Expressionism

13 Jan

Albert Kotin-Abstract Expressionism


Alexander Calder wrote in 1968:
As long as there are peo
ple such as Al Kotin, there is no danger to art.

Albert Kotin-Absract Expressionism-Action Painting

Albert Kotin, Moment of flight1948

Oil on canvas, 21 x 36 inches

All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Struggle Between Plant And Insects,1948

Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inchesExhibited: New School for Social Research, 1948
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Untitled, 1950
Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or by his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Untitled, 1951

Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches
Oil and enamel on canvas, 57 x 37 inches

All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Albert Kotin, Spanish Dancers,1950

Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Exhibited: Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, 1951
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Predators, 1951 

Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches
Exhibited in the “9th St.” Show in 1951
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.



Albert Kotin, Downbeat, 1954

Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches.

Exhibited: Grand Central Moderns, NYC, 1958.
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Untitled, 1954 

Oil on canvas, 70 x 58 inches

Exhibited:
Grand Central Modern, 1958
Tanager Gallery, 1959
New York Hilton: 1959-1964
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1994
( catalog p.32 illustrated )
Book: amazon.com p.208 illustrated
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

 Albert Kotin, Phoenix , 1957

Oil on canvas, 57 x 36 inches

Exhibited:
Grand Central Modern, 1958
Tanager Gallery, 1959
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Whispering Rain,1957

Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inchesExhibited:
Grand Central Modern, 1958
Tanager Gallery; 1959
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957

Oil on canvas, 69 x 79 inches

Exhibited:
Grand Central Modern, 1958
Reading Art Museum, 1995-1999
Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, 1994 ( catalog p.20 illustrated )
Rockford Art Museum, 2004 ( catalog p.48 illustrated )
Book: amazon.com p.141 illustrated
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Albert Kotin. Untitled, 1958

Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches

Exhibited:

Grand Central Moderns, 1958

All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

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