Michael West: The Artist was a Woman

MICHAEL WEST: PAINTINGS FROM THE FORTIES TO THE EIGHTIES ART RESOURCE GROUP Newport Beach June 5 – September 25, 2010 The Fifties. According to Gore Vidal, the worst decade in the history of the world—unless, of course, you happened to be white, male,...

Events in Abstract Expressionism

EVENTS FOR ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, 1945-1955 In 1946, former British prime minister, Winston Churchill made his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in March at Fulton, Missouri.  According to Churchill, who had always been suspicious of Stalin, traditional fascism verses...

Abstract Expressionism, The Definition

DEFINING ABSTRACTION EXPRESSIONISM “Abstract Expressionism” was term coined by Alfred Barr in 1929 in reference to Vasily Kandinsky’s art.  “Abstract Expressionism,” as a term, was revived by Robert Coates in The New Yorker in 1946  to characterize work by...

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