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Abstract = existing in the mind only, abstruse - hard to understand
Abstract Expressionism discarded recognizable forms, expression and emotion - distort the image so it no longer looks realistic

Notable artists of this period included:
William Baziotes
Norman Bluhm - 1920-1999/
Willem de KOONING
- 1904 /
Sam Francis
Helen Frankenthaler
b.1928/
Arshile GORKY
- 1904-1948/
Adolf Gottlieb 1903-1974 /
Philip Guston - 1912-1980/
Hans Hoffman
Paul Jenkins
Franz Kline 1910-1962/
Morris Louis
Robert Motherwell - 1915-1991/
Joan Mitchell - 1926-1992/
Louis Morris - 1912-1962/
Barnett Newman 1905-1970,
Kenneth Noland - 1920-1999/
Jackson Pollock 1912-1956/
Ad Reinhardt - 1913-1967/
Mark Rothko 1903-1970/

William Scott
Antoni Tapies
Alma Woodsey Thomas
Mark Tobey
Bradley Walker Tomlin - 1889-1953/
Clifford Still - 1901-1980/
De Stael 1914-1955
Joseph Albers 1888-
Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944
Piet Mondrian 1872-1944
Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957
Lee Krasner 1908-1984
Dubuffet 1901-1985
Francis Bacon 1909-1992
Ellsworth Kelly 1923-
Frank STELLA
- 1936-1979
Romare Bearden 1911-1988
William T Williams 1942-
Raymond Saunders 1934-

Notable works of this Period include:
Gorky: Agony  - MOMA New York
Rothko: Magenta, Black, Green on Orange  - MOMA New York
Kline: Abstraction  - Noah Goldowsky Collection New York
Still: Painting  - MOMA New York
Guston: Opening  - private collection New York
de Kooning: Woman 11  - MOMA New York
Gottlieb: Black and Black  - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Key Collections Include:
The Art Institute of Chicago
Guggenheim MY
The Menil Collection Houston
MOMA New York
Aberdeen Art Gallery Scotland
Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Texas
Montclair Art Museum New Jersey
Seattle Art Museum Washington
Tate Gallery London

Notable Authors and Playwrights included:
Jean Anouilh, Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Genet, Bertholt Brecht, Botho Strauss, John Osborne, Brendan Behan, Shelagh Delaney, Harold Pinter, Jerzy Grotowski, tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Sam Shephard, Jean Claude van Itallie, David Rabe
Notable Composers included
:
Olivier Messiaen, Poulenc, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Schaeffer, Witold Lutoslawski, Benjamin Britten, Edgar Varese, John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Luciano Berio, George Crumb, Samuel Barber, and Minimism of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Philip Glass,
Wassily Kandinsky
Piet Mondrian
Constantin Brancusi
Lee Krasner *
Clyfford Still *
Robert Motherwell *
Philip Guston *
Richard Diebenkorn *
Ad Reinhardt * 1913-1967
Frank Stella * 1936-
Agnes Martin * 1912-
Dorothea Rockburne *

 




 

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