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New York Figurative Expressionism

New York Figurative Expressionism.

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American abstract expressionism

American abstract expressionism was an American post–World War II art movement. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Blog provides images, statements by the artists and videos.

James Brooks ( 1906 − 1992 )

Considered a first generation abstract expressionist painter, Brooks was amongst the first abstract expressionists to use staining as an important technique. According to Carter Ratcliff: ”His concern has always been to create painterly accidents of the kind that allow buried personal meanings to take on visibility.”  
James Brooks, BERL, 1956
James Brooks, BERL, 1956
Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 inchesAll rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 


Nicolas Carone ( 1917 − 2010 )

Nicolas Carone (June 4, 1917 – July 15, 2010) belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic, including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline, Conrad Marca-Relli and others became a leading art movement of the postwar era. 

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957. o:c

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 inches.
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Elaine de Kooning (1918 – 1989)

Elaine de Kooning (March 12, 1918 – February 1, 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist, Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era and editorial associate for Art News magazine.[1] On December 9, 1943, she married artist Willem de Kooning, who was a highly influential artist in the Abstract Expressionism movement.

Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957

Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or her legal delegates. 

Video: Elaine de Kooning

 

Perle Fine (1908-1988)

Perle Fine (1908–1988) was among the most prominent female artists associated with American Abstract Expressionism. She stated: ”I never thought of myself as a student or teacher, but as a painter. When I paint something I am very much aware of the future. If I feel something will not stand up 40 years from now, I am not interested in doing that kind of thing.” 

 Perle Fine Roaring Wind 1958

Perle Fine, The Roaring Wind, 1958.
Oil collage on canvas with aluminum foil, 42 x 52 1/4 inches.

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Video: Perle Fine Abstract Expressionism-1950s New York action painter


Albert Kotin (1907-1980)

Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline and others became the leading art movement of the postwar era.

Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957

 Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957
 Oil on canvas, 69 x 79 inches
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Conrad Marca-Relli (1913 − 2000)

Conrad Marca-Relli was a New York School Abstract Expressionist artist. This period was later defined as The Abstract Expressionist Era. His monumental collages were hailed as a major art form. His works are in the collections of the leading museums of America and Europe and in private collections around the world.

Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958 

Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958
Oil on canvascollage on canvas, 38 x 471/2 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

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Fine art collector is a blog to share the works of art that left deep impression on the collector. 

Albert Kotin, Predators, 1951. Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. This painting was exhibited at the famous 9th Street Art Exhibition, (9th St. Show) in May 21-June 10, 1951

Albert Kotin, Predators, 1951

Albert Kotin (1907-1980) belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline and others became the leading art movement of the postwar era.

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Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958. Oil on canvas-collage on canvas, 38 x 47 1/2 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958

Conrad Marca-Relli was a New York School Abstract Expressionist artist. This period was later defined as The Abstract Expressionist Era. His "monumental collages" were hailed as a major art form. His works are in the collections of the leading museums of America and Europe and in private collections around the world.

 

Conrad Marca-Relli VIDEO

 

 
 

Joe Stefanelli, Wednesday, 1958. Oil on canvas. 50 x 60 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Joe Stefanelly, Wednesday, 1958

Joe Stefanelli (born March 20, 1921) also known as Joseph J. Stefanelli belonged to the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose influence and artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized around the world. According to John Russell art critic of the New York Times. "He has for a long time had the gift of color that sings out in tune." As one of the youngest artists of the Abstract Expressionsit Group he participated in the first artists’ annual called the "9th St. Show" His paintings are seen in a number of museums throughout the US and Europe.

Joe Stefanelli VIDEO

 

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957.  Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957

Nicolas Carone (1917-2010) was among the most prominent artists associated with the American Abstract Expressionism.

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Giorgio Cavallon, Untitled, 1974-75. Oil on canvas, 72 x 74 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Giorgio Cavallon, Untitled, 1972-1975

Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989) was born in Sorio, near Vicenza, Italy. He was influenced early in his career by Dutch modernist Piet Mondrian. In New York City during the 1930s and 1950s, he was closely associated with Arshile Gorky, William De Kooning, and other abstract expressionists. Since the late 1960s and 1970s, Cavallon has framed his surfaces with small, dark shapes in order to control the large, unified rectangles of light color. Cavallons paintings have been described as exuding a subtle, atmospheric light reminiscent of Mediterranean villages.

 

 

Julius Hatofsky, Untitled, 1990. Oil on artist board, 30 x 40 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Julius Hatofsky, Untitled, 1990

Hatofsky first studied as a teenager in the art classes given by the Federal Art Project.  After serving in WWII, he continued in New York at the Art Students League and Hans Hofmann School and in Paris at Académie de la Grand Chaumiere.  He painted in New York until moving to San Francisco in 1961 to teach at the Art Institute where he remained for 33 years.  During the 1960s he worked in a Bay Area Abstrct Expressionist mode; however, by the 1970s his paintings moved toward Figurative Expressionism.    He died in Vallejo, CA on January 1, 2006.

 

Anki King, Fall, 2011. Oil oncanvas, 54 x 74 inches. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Anki King, Fall, 2011

Anki King (1970- ) was born near Oslo, Norway. In 1991 Anki King was accepted in the three year program at Oslo Drawing and Painting School before moving to New York in 1994. In New York she  has built a strong career as a painter and exhibits frequently both in Europe and in USA. Her direct and solemn work requires pondering of the image for a deeper search and understanding. Recently she has begun making sculpture part of her expressive language.

Anki King “LICC ARTIST OF THE YEAR” Winner

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October 26, 2013 · 1:26 am

ISBN0967799406   

New York School Abstract Expressionists
Artists Choice by Artists

A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals: 1951-1957

The book provides a complete documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals held initially as the “9th St.” Exhibition in 1951 and continued at the Stable Gallery in New York City until 1957. The book documents 265 artists.
176 full page color reproduction of 88 artists’ works.

ISBN0967799414

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s
An Illustrated Survey

with Artists’ Statements, Artworks and Biographies 

The book represents eighty eight painters and sculptors of the American  avant-garde. It present the most engaged mainstream creative work between 1950 and 1959 in New York and all across the USA including New York and California.

The books represent well known 88 American Abstract Expressionists like Louise Bourgeois, Willem De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Herbert Ferber, Seymour Lipton, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, Seymour Lipton, Conrad Marca-Relli, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Alma Thomas and Hale Woodruff along with lesser known Mary Abbott, Charles Alston, Nicolas Carone, Perle Fine, John Grillo, Grace Hartigan, Albert Kotin, John Saccaro and many others. All in alphabetical order.
Each book printed in Germany includes 176 full page color reproductions.

 

0967799422

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism
Style is Timely Art is Timeless

An Illustrated Survey with Artists’ Statements, Artworks and Biographies 

This survey is a follow up to the earlier volumes:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists;
and
American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey.
Fifty eight American painters and sculptors of the post-World War II era, are represented, each by one abstract and one figurative work. The book intends to show that the most engaged mainstream creative work in New York and across the USA was not restricted to non-representational or representational expressionism but rather to the creative power of the individual expressionist artist. The artists are represented in alphabetical order. The usual convention of critical analysis is replaced by statements written by the artists themselves. The statements may serve to enlighten the readers as to the artists relation to their creative process.

    

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October 25, 2013 · 3:41 pm

Albert Kotin ~ Pioneer Abstract Expressionist

    
           

AMERICAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST
ALBERT KOTIN

1907-1980 


Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation
of New York School Abstract Expressionist
Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s
had been recognized across the Atlantic including
Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem
De Kooning, Franz Kline and others became the
leading art movement of the postwar era.
Artists including James Brooks, Nicolas Carone,
Giorgio Cavallon, Willem & Elaine De Kooning,
Enrico Donati, John Ferren, Perle Fine, Michael
Goldberg, Robert Goodnough, Grace Hartigan,
Hans Hofmann, Earl Kerkam, Franz Kline,
Albert Kotin, Conrad Marca-Relli, Joan Mitchell,
Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart,
Milton Resnick, James Rosati, Louis Schanker,
David Smith, and Esteban Vicente were the
24 artists from the total of 256 participants
who were included in the famous 9th St. Show,
(1951) and in all the following New York Painting
and Sculpture Annuals from 1953 to 1957. These
Annuals were important because the participants
were chosen by the artists themselves.
Alexander Calder wrote in 1968: As long as there are people such as Al Kotin,
there is no danger to art.
                                                              
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