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, 1889-195522 artworks
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948145 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19663 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19628 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19567 artworks
Mark RothkoLithuanian, 1903-1970284 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

No 20
Mark Rothko

No 32/No 4
Mark Rothko

Still Life
Arshile Gorky

Virginia Landscape
Arshile Gorky

Untitled
Mark Rothko

The Gate
Hans Hofmann

Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko

Harmony
Arshile Gorky

Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko

Untitled
Mark Rothko

Untitled
Arshile Gorky

The Beginning
Arshile Gorky

Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko

Blue Over Red
Mark Rothko

Charred Beloved III
Arshile Gorky

Study for Summation
Arshile Gorky

Untitled
Mark Rothko
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