Abstract Expressionism | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts

Another important figure in the development of Colour Field painting was (b.1928), who began as a Cubist before exploring Abstract Expressionist styles in the early 1950s, making a significant development of Pollock's "drip" technique.

In Europe during the 1940s and 1950s, abstract expressionism was known as  (art without form).

AAA was a predecessor to the New York School and Abstract Expressionism, and contributed to the development and acceptance of abstract art in the United States.


Abstract Expressionism Movement, Artists and Major …

Most people have never even heard of the artist, but within the abstract expressionist movement he was intensely well-known and popular.

He created a smooth transition from Surrealism to abstraction to the point that his paintings and drawings now hang in every major American museum including the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (which maintains the Gorky Archive), and many more worldwide including the Tate Gallery in London.


Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning soon after

Even so, the diverse exponents of Abstract Expressionism had several aims in common, not least a desire to redefine the nature of painting and in the process create a new .

Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline and Philip Guston after that

They were very much on the passive wing of the Abstract Expressionist movement, in contrast to the agitation of Pollock or De Kooning, though it is hard to draw a definitive dividing line.