Richard Diebenkorn (April 22, 1922 – March 30, 1993) was an American painter. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His later work (best known as the Ocean Park paintings) were instrumental to his achievement of worldwide acclaim. (Wikipedia)
Willem de kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch-born American painter who was one of the leading exponents of Abstract Expressionism, particularly the form known as Action painting. During the 1930s and ’40s de Kooning worked simultaneously in figurative and abstract modes, but by about 1945 these two tendencies seemed to fuse.
Richard Diebenkorn ~ Abstract and Figurative Expressionism painter
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John F. Kennedy 1963, by Elaine de Kooning, wife of abstract expressionist Wilem de Kooning, coined the term 'Abstract Impressionism'. She was known as a New York Figurative Expressionist, as you can see here, but the term she coined has a nicer ring to it, which is why I'm using it here. She was also an editorial associate for Art News magazine, a prominent Fine Arts periodical still going today.