The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism

The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism

by Harry F. Gaugh, Carter Ratcliff, Paul Schimmel, Judith Stein
     
 

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The 1950s was an explosive decade in American art, the time when New York became the center of the world's avant-garde. This well-conceived exhibition catalog is the first to examine exclusively the figurative aspects of New York School painting at the height of Abstract Expressionism. Thirteen artists who countered the prevailing abstract mode in favor of the figure are represented in 81 paintings and drawings. Four informative essays elucidate the work's 100 illustrations, 61 in color. The catalog of the exhibit, a lengthy select bibliography, and exhibit histories for each artist from 1950 to 1965 add to the work's usefulness. Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, Ut.

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ISBN-13:
9780847809424
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
08/15/1988
Pages:
204

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