Abstract Imagists

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Abstract Imagists is a term derived from a 1961 exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum, New York called American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists. This exhibition was the first in the series of programs for the investigation of tendencies in American and European painting and sculpture.[1]

Style[edit]

It had been recognized that the paintings of Josef Albers, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Clyfford Still and Robert Motherwell were all very different yet the symbolic content was achieved "through dramatic statement of isolated and highly simplified elements." [2] In many cases the dramatic simplification was achieved by the use of:

In some cases there was a "loss of the feeling and immediacy" in the work.

List of Abstract Imagists[edit]

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Some other Abstract Imagists[edit]

  • Perle Fine (1908–1988)[4]
  • Ilse Getz (1917–1992)
  • Rollin Crampton (1896–1970)
  • Robert Goodnough (1917- )
  • David Hare (1917–1992)[5]
  • Buffie Johnson (1912–2006)
  • William King (1925-)
  • Gabriel Kohn (1910–1975)
  • George Ortman (1926-)
  • James Rosati, (1911–1988)[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American abstract expressionists and imagists, (New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1961.) Library of Congress Card Catalog Number: 61-18230
  2. ^ American abstract expressionists and imagists, (New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1961.) Library of Congress Card Catalog Number: 61-18230 p.&nbsp: 23-31
  3. ^ List of American abstract expressionists and imagists, (New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1961.) Library of Congress Card Catalog Number: 61-18230 p.&nbsp: 85-95
  4. ^ Tranquil power : the art and life of Perle Fine. p.202 ISBN 1-877675-54-7
  5. ^ Shaman's fire : the late paintings of David Hare. p.11 ISBN 0-9603246-3-1
  6. ^ James Rosati - American Artist (1911-1988)

Related styles, trends, schools or movements[edit]