Abstract Expressionism for Beginners

Abstract Expressionism for Beginners

Richard Klin - Illustrations by Lily Prince - Forward by Steven Zucker


Abstract Expressionism was the defining movement in American Art during the postwar era, making New York City the center of the international art scene.  But what did it all mean?  The drips, the spills, the splotches of color, the wild spontaneous energy – signifying what?

Abstract Expressionism for Beginners will help you both understand and appreciate the work of some of the most iconic figures in modern art – Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothco, Helen Frankenthaler, et al.  Here, in easy to understand terms and copious original illustrations, are their lives and artistic roots, the world of Greenwich Village in the 1940s and 1950s, the influence of jazz, the voices of critics, and the enduring legacy of a uniquely inspired group of artists.

6″ x 9″
Black and White