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Abstract Expressionism

 The Abstract Expressionists followed the earlier Abrstract painters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei Jawlensky, Ernst Kirchner and Paul Klee. Alexei von Jawlensky observed "The artist expresses only what he has within himself, not what he sees with his eyes."

Expressionists typically splash paint rapidly, and with force allowing their feelings and emotions to be transferred directly to paper or canvas. Kandinsky stated "Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul"

Alphabetical Listing of Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists

Charles Alston
Alice Baber
Ernest Briggs
James Brooks
Fritz Bultman
Jack Bush
Alexander Calder
Nicolas Carone

Giorgio Cavallon
John Chamberlain
Elaine de Kooning
Willem de Kooning
Richard Diebenkorn
Enrico Donati
Edward Dugmore
Jimmy Ernst
Herbert Ferber
Perle Fine
Sam Francis
Jane Frank
Helen Frankenthaler
Michael Goldberg
Arshile Gorky
Adolph Gottlieb
Cleve Gray
Philip Guston
David Hare
Hans Hofmann
Paul Jenkins
Earl Kerkam
Franz Kline
Albert Kotin
Lee Krasner
Ibram Lassaw
Norman Lewis

Morris Louis
Conrad Marca-Relli
Nicholas Marsicano
Robert Motherwell
Louise Nevelson
Isamu Noguchi
Kenzo Okada
Stephen Pace
Ray Parker
Jackson Pollock
Richard Pousette-Dart
Milton Resnick
George Rickey
Jean Paul Riopelle
William Ronald
Theodore Roszak
Mark Rothko
Louis Schanker
Jon Schueler
Charles Seliger
Alma Thomas
Bradley Walker Tomlin
Cy Twombly
Jack Tworkov
Hale Woodruff
Emerson Woelffer
Taro Yamamoto


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