Richard Diebenkorn / Invented Landscape, 1966.
Born in Portland, Oregon in 1922, Diebenkorn who served in the United States Marine Corp from 1943 to 1945 is better known for his abstract expressionism and his Bay Area Figurative Movement art - creating a style that intertwined abstract expressionism with Henri Matisse.
Helen Frankenthaler by Alexander Liberman, New York City 1990
Frankenthaler was an American abstract expressionist painter who produced vital work that continued to change though out the many generations she spent as an artist. She was one of the few who introduced a newer generation of abstract painting that came to be known as Color Field. She was influenced by Greenberg, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock.
Nicolas de Stael
Nicolas De Stael / Vue d'Agriente, Oil on canvas, 1954.
Well known for his highly abstract landscape painting, Nicolas de Stael was both commercially and critically famous during his life as a painter. He became known as one of the most influential artists of the 1950’s. The French artist exposed in many of the top galleries and museums in cities such as Paris, New York and London during his lifetime before finally committing suicide at the young age of 41 in Antibes.
Milton Avery / Early Spring, Oil on canvas, 1944.
Avery’s work is formative to American abstract painting. He was often thought of as the American Matisse for his bold use of color and creative drawing. French Fauvism and German expressionism influenced his early work.
Ben Nicholson / Higher Carnstabba Farm, Oil and Pencil on canvas, 1944.
Born in Denham, Buckinhamshire, out of a long family history of artists, Nicholson naturally became a painter of abstract compositions, sometimes in low relief, landscapes, and still life. During his many visits to Paris, Nicholson’s abstract works were often influenced by Mondrian’s neoplasticism as well as Picasso’s Cubism.