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, 1889-195521 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

Composition
Mark Rothko

Dark Green Painting
Arshile Gorky

No 10
Mark Rothko

No 9
Mark Rothko

Untitled
Arshile Gorky

Woman with a Palette
Arshile Gorky

Untitled
Mark Rothko

Untitled
Mark Rothko

No 10
Mark Rothko

Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko

Waterfall
Arshile Gorky

Painting
Arshile Gorky

Green, Red, Blue
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