Abstract Expressionism
(An artistic movement)

This movement is a subcategory of Abstract art

Dates: 1940-1960

Golden age for abstract artists who had settled in the USA because of the war and where they enjoyed great success. Their works were often large and complex pieces which they painted spontaneously, without preparation.
People associated with this movement
Willi BaumeisterGerman, 1889-195512 artworks
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948145 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19662 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19623 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19567 artworks
Mark RothkoLithuanian, 1903-1970284 artworks
Top 10 museums with Abstract Expressionist art
National Gallery of Art - Washington DCUnited States (Washington)97 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)24 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)21 artworks
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)18 artworks
Museum of Contemporary Art - Los AngelesUnited States (Los Angeles)13 artworks
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington DCUnited States (Washington, DC)12 artworks
Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York City)9 artworks
Art Institute of ChicagoUnited States (Chicago)8 artworks
Phillips Collection - Washington D.C.United States (Washington, DC)7 artworks
San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtUnited States (San Francisco, California)6 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1940
Why 1940?: The war forced many abstract painters to seek shelter in the USA, where they produced their works (mostly in New York and San Francisco).

End date:  1960