American Abstract Art Of The 1930's And 1940's by Robert KnottAmerican Abstract Art Of The 1930's And 1940's by Robert Knott

American Abstract Art Of The 1930's And 1940's

byRobert KnottText byRobert B. Knott

Hardcover | March 15, 1999

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Focusing on the fertile but often overlooked period preceding Abstract Expressionism, this important volume sheds new light on a crucial stage in the evolution of American abstraction. Full-color plates reproduce vibrant, dynamic works from the 1930s and '40s by Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, Burgoyne Diller, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Alexander Calder, and more than 50 other artists.

All 162 images are from the J. Donald Nichols Collection, remarkable for its exceptional breadth and diversity. Together, the images recreate the entire American abstract art scene of the '30s and '40s. Featured are works by members of the American Abstract Artists group and the Museum of Non-Objective Painting in New York, the Transcendental Painting Group in New Mexico, and the New Bauhaus school centered around Laszlo Moholy-Nagy in Chicago. "Regional Modernists" from Pennsylvania, California, the Pacific Northwest, and the deep South also provide fine examples of abstract art.

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Title:American Abstract Art Of The 1930's And 1940'sFormat:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 11.38 × 10.75 × 0.88 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810963752

ISBN - 13:9780810963757

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When the Abstract Expressionists took the art world by storm, they came out of nowhere. J. Donald Nichols, a former professional baseball player, collected work from this period and compiled a fabulous collection of American abstractionists, from Willem de Kooning to Suzy Frelinghuysen. American Abstract Art Of the 1930s and 1940s introduces some of the country’s most memorable works.