Seated Figure, 1953-54. Conrad Marca-Relli. Collage. Oil and canvas on linen, 73 1/4 x 48 1/2 inches
The roots of the movement lie in the figurative painting of the 1930s. Almost all the artists who would later become abstract painters in New York in the 1940s/1950s were stamped by the experience of the Great Depression, and they came to maturity whilst painting in styles influenced by social realism and the Regionalist movement.
Fairfield Porter "Still Life with Casserole", 1955 (USA, New York Figurative Expressionism, 20th cent.)
Fairfield Porter "July", 1971 (USA, New York Figurative Expressionism, 20th cent.)
Richard Diebenkorn ~ Abstract and Figurative Expressionism painter
Richard Diebenkorn ~ Abstract and Figurative Expressionism painter | Tutt'Art@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica |
John F. Kennedy 1963, by Elaine de Kooning, wife of abstract expressionist Wilem de Kooning, coined the term 'Abstract Impressionism'. She was known as a New York Figurative Expressionist, as you can see here, but the term she coined has a nicer ring to it, which is why I'm using it here. She was also an editorial associate for Art News magazine, a prominent Fine Arts periodical still going today.
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 Jack Discover the coolest #Artistic galleries in Manhattan at https://www.artexperiencenyc.com
Conrad Marca-Relli (1913 - 2000), Untitled, 1958. Oil on canvas-collage on canvas, 38 x 47 1/2 inches. Suggested books: New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists. Pages 234-237 American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey. Pages: 218-221 American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism Style is Timely Art is Timeless. Pages: 156-159