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The Abstract Expressionists

 To the Abstract Expressionists followed the earlier Abrstract painters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei Jawlensky, Ernst Kirchner and Paul Klee. Abstract Expressionists typically splash paint rapidly, and with force allowing their feelings and emotions to be transferred directly to paper or canvas. Kandinsky stated "The more frightening the world becomes ... the more art becomes abstract."

Alphabetical List of Famous Abstract Expressionist Painters

Charles Alston
Alice Baber
Ernest Briggs
James Brooks
Fritz Bultman
Hans Burkhardt
Jack Bush
Alexander Calder
Nicolas Carone
Giorgio Cavallon
John Chamberlain
Elaine de Kooning
Willem de Kooning
Richard Diebenkorn
Mark di Suvero
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
Mercedes Matter
Joan Mitchell
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
David Smith
Theodoros Stamos
Joe Stefanelli
Hedda Sterne
Clyfford Still
Alma Thomas
Bradley Walker Tomlin
Cy Twombly
Jack Tworkov
Peter Voulkos
Hale Woodruff
Emerson Woelffer
Taro Yamamoto


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