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New York Figurative Expressionism

Seated Figure, 1953-54. Conrad Marca-Relli. Collage. Oil and canvas on linen, 73 1/4 x 48 1/2 inches


The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism...

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless. The book intends to show that the most engaged mainstream creative work in New York and across the USA was not restricted to non-representational or representational expressionism but rather to the creative power of the individual expressionist artist.


Conrad Marca-Relli (1913 - 2000), Untitled, 1958. Oil on canvas-collage on canvas, 38 x 47 1/2 inches. Suggested books: New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists. Pages 234-237 American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey. Pages: 218-221 American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism Style is Timely Art is Timeless. Pages: 156-159


Albert Kotin, Head, c.1968. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4" x 36" Literature: Marika Herskovic, American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless. Page: 142

Albert Kotin, Testigos, 1968. Oil on canvas, 104 x 63 inches. This Painting was exhibited November 1974-March 1975 at Museo Universitario, Mexico City. It consists of 4 panels. Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris.


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.