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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 artists 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


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:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey

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





JOHN STEPHAN (1906-1994)


John Stephan, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 56 x 56 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.356 Illustrated   



 
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.

Books including Willem de Kooning:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey

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

Video: Willem de Kooning King of Canvas


Friedel Dzubas (1915 1994)

 
Friedel Dzubas, Untitled, 1957
Oil on silk, 11 1/4 x 6 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.




Perle Fine (1908-1988)


Perle Fine, Blue-Chips Blue #1, c.1974 
Acrylic polymer emulsion wood collage on masonite, 48 7/8 x 48 7/8 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates




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 Artistspages: 154-157 




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 Artistspages: 170-171  

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

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timelesspages: 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 inches. 
Exhibited in the “9th St.” Show, 1951
 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.
  


Book on the works of Albert Kotin:

Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s


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:


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



Ezio Martinelli (1913 – 1980)


Ezio Martinelli, Untitled, 1949
Oil on canvas, 71 x 39 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.




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:





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

Recommended Books at amazon.com:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artistspages: 278-281  

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey; pages: 262-265

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless; pages: 196-199


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


Book: 
American Abstract and Figur
ative 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
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, 1949-50
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, 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
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, 1968
Oil on canvas, 29 3/4x 36 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.142 illustrated.



Lee Krasner (1908-1984)

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





Felix Pasilis (1922- )

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