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
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948130 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19662 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19623 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19565 artworks
Mark RothkoLithuanian, 1903-19704 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