American abstract expressionism

American abstract expressionism was an American post–World War II art movement. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Blog provides images, statements by the artists and videos.

James Brooks ( 1906 − 1992 )

Considered a first generation abstract expressionist painter, Brooks was amongst the first abstract expressionists to use staining as an important technique. According to Carter Ratcliff: ”His concern has always been to create painterly accidents of the kind that allow buried personal meanings to take on visibility.”  
James Brooks, BERL, 1956
James Brooks, BERL, 1956
Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 inchesAll rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 


Nicolas Carone ( 1917 − 2010 )

Nicolas Carone (June 4, 1917 – July 15, 2010) belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic, including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline, Conrad Marca-Relli and others became a leading art movement of the postwar era. 

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957. o:c

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


Elaine de Kooning (1918 – 1989)

Elaine de Kooning (March 12, 1918 – February 1, 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist, Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era and editorial associate for Art News magazine.[1] On December 9, 1943, she married artist Willem de Kooning, who was a highly influential artist in the Abstract Expressionism movement.

Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957

Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or her legal delegates. 

Video: Elaine de Kooning

 

Perle Fine (1908-1988)

Perle Fine (1908–1988) was among the most prominent female artists associated with American Abstract Expressionism. She stated: ”I never thought of myself as a student or teacher, but as a painter. When I paint something I am very much aware of the future. If I feel something will not stand up 40 years from now, I am not interested in doing that kind of thing.” 

 Perle Fine Roaring Wind 1958

Perle Fine, The Roaring Wind, 1958.
Oil collage on canvas with aluminum foil, 42 x 52 1/4 inches.

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


Albert Kotin (1907-1980)

Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline and others became the leading art movement of the postwar era.

Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957

 Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957
 Oil on canvas, 69 x 79 inches
 All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.
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Conrad Marca-Relli (1913 − 2000)

Conrad Marca-Relli was a New York School Abstract Expressionist artist. This period was later defined as The Abstract Expressionist Era. His monumental collages were hailed as a major art form. His works are in the collections of the leading museums of America and Europe and in private collections around the world.

Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958 

Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958
Oil on canvascollage on canvas, 38 x 471/2 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

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