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Abstract Expressionism was an American post-World War II art movement. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve worldwide influence and also the one that put New York City at the center of the art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Originally used to describe the work of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky, Abstract Expressionism can be divided into 'Action Painters' such as Pollock and Franz Kline who focus on the physical act of painting, and 'Color Field Painters' such as Mark Rothko who used large areas of pure color to affect the viewer.   continue on wikipedia  


Mark Tobey   1890-1976   American Painter
Louise Nevelson   1899-1988   Russian American Sculptor
Mark Rothko   1903-1970   American Color-Field Painter
Adolph Gottlieb   1903-1974   American Painter
Arshille Gorky   1904-1948   Armenian/American Painter
Clyfford Still   1904-1980   American Painter
Willem de Kooning   1904-1997   American Painter/Sculpture
Barnett Newman   1905-1970   Color Field Painter
Franz Kline   1910-1962   American Painter
Robert Matta   1911-2002   Chilean-Born French Painter
Jackson Pollock   1912-1956   American Action Painter
Morris Louis   1912-1962   American Color-Field Painter
Ad Reinhardt   1913-1967   American Painter
Phillip Guston   1913-1980   American Painter
William Scott   1913-1989   British Painter
Robert Motherwell   1915-1991   American Painter
Elmer Bischoff   1916-1991   American Painter
Karel Appel   1921-2006   Dutch Painter
Jules Olitski   1922-2007   American Painter
Paul Jenkins   1923-   American Painter
Antoni Tapies   1923-   American Painter
Sam Francis   1923-1994   American Painter
Jean-Paul Riopelle   1923-2002   American Painter