The Turning Point

The Turning Point

The Abstract Expressionists and the Transformation of American Art

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of America's abstract expressionists discusses the life and work of Pollock, de Kooning, Newman, Rothko, Gottlieb, Motherwell, and the others artists who made New York City the postwar capital of art and culture. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The late 1940s and early 1950s saw a revolution in art, a revolution led by a group of American painters who for a brief period all lived, worked, and exhibited in the same city. The art world was brilliantly transformed by the Abstract Expressionists - Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, David Smith, and others. Like the Impressionists before them, they shared a vision even though they worked in highly individual styles. They were the first American artists to dominate the art world, and they shifted the capital of this world from Paris to New York City.
In 1950, each of the major Abstract Expressionist painters exhibited, and some showed the best work of their lives. In that year critics, curators, collectors, and the artists themselves all realized that something extraordinary was happening in the art world, something new, different, and exciting.
Using the pivotal year of 1950, April Kingsley examines each artist's work and, month by month, takes us through the year as she profiles the artists of the New York School in a brilliant group portrait.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of America's abstract expressionists discusses the life and work of the artists who made New York City the postwar capital of art and culture

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780671638573
0671638572
Branch Call Number: 759.1309 KINGS
Characteristics: 414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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