American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism Style is Timely Art is Timeless

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless  

An Illustrated Survey with Artists’ Statement, Artwork, and Biographies.

CHOICE CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC
LIBRARIES,
 10, 2010

 Highly recommended. Libraries supporting both studio
and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and
above; general readers.” ~ CHOICE

 Readers’ opinion:

 It is an important contribution to the study of Abstract
Expressionism. 58 painters and sculptors are featured. Each
of these artists have 2 works shown (full page) one abstract
and one figurative work and an artist’s statement. The
reproductions are excellent. There is also a Bio and a
listing of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions for each of
these artists. An amazing amount of research and love went
into this new production of the New York and Californian
Schools abstract and figurative expressionism. You can see
that these schools were actually a bonafide community of
artists. This 254-page book was sumptuously printed and
has a 12 x 9 1/2 inch format. The book has a black cloth
binding and a handsome dust jacket with ALL the names of
the listed artists. This platinum dust-jacket has black and red
lettering which pops-out and is a stunning tribute to the
artists.

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799422
New York School Press, 2009.
Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,
116 full-page color art reproductions,
printed in Germany,
254 pages, indexes. 58 artists are documented.

The book provides 116 full-page color art reproductions.

10 reproductions from the book

Elaine de Kooning 

Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, page 73.
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Elaine de Kooning, Sheila Rosenstein, c.1962                                                                          Oil on canvas, 47 3/4 x 32 3/8 inches, page 74
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Earl Kerkam

Earl Kerkam, Torso, 1955.                                                                                                        Oil on masonite, 32 1/2 x 19 1/2, page 137
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Earl Kerkam, Head, 1960                                                                                                        Oil on canasboard, 29 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches, page 138
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner, Untitled, 1949                                                                                                      Oil on canvas, 38 x 30 inches, Page 145.                                                                             All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Lee Krasner, Prohecy, 1956                                                                                                  Oil on cotton duck, 581/8 X 34 inches, page 146.
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Albert Kotin

Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957.                                                                                               Oil on canvas, 69 x 79 inches, pages 141
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Albert Kotin, Head, c.1968.                                                                                                      Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 36 inches, page 142
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

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