American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950’s.


“This excellent publication builds on the earlier publication. It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified…omission of African American artists…and concentrated on 88 artists…Excellent layout and superb photographs. Highly recommended.” ~CHOICE August, 2003.

“Researchers will seek out this well designed selection.Recommended for American art museum, academic, art school and large public libraries.” ~Library Journal August 2003.Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799414 New York School Press, 2003. Hardcover, 9 x 12 inches. 372 pages, index. 176 full-page color illustrations.

Examples of illustrated artworks:


Albert Kotin, Tropic, 1959. Oil on canvas, 50 x 38 inches. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum; Bequest of Albert Kotin. p.192




Louis Bourgeois, One and Others, 1955. Painted and stained wood, Overall 18 x 20 1/16 x 16 15/16 in. (45.72 x 50.96 x 43.02 cm) Base 1 7/8 x 20 1/16 x 16 15/16 inches, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 56.43 Louis Bourgeois/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. p.48




Mark Rothko, Untitled (Number 13), 1958. Oil paint, acrylic and powdered pigments on canvas 95 3/8 x 81 3/8 inches (242.2 x 206.7cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1985 (1985.63.5)Photograph by Lynton Gardiner Photograph © 1986 The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2003 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. p.296

Hale Woodruff, Blue Intrusion, 1958. Oil on canvas, 70 x 40 inches (177.8 x 101.6cm) Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection, Anonymous gift, 1958 p.360



Albert Kotin: Untitled, 1950 Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches Literature: Marika Herskovic, Ed. American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s:An Illustrated Survey, New York School Press, 2003. Illustrated, p.191.





Edward Clark, Untitled, 1957. Oil on canvas and paper on wood, 55 x 46 inches (139.7 x 116.8 cm). Collection The Art Institute of Cjicago, IL. Restricted Gift of an anonymous donor; Samuel A. Max Endowment ©Edward Clark Photograph © 2002, The Art Institute of Chicago, All Rights Reserved. p.80






Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952-53. Oil on camvas, 76 1/2 x 49 inches (194.3 x 124.46 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 55.35 © 2003 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. p.95

Perle Fine, In the Key of Blue, 1958. Oil, mixed media, collage on canvas, 23 x 23 inches. Private collection. Courtesey Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL. p.128




Arshile Gorky, Water of the Flowery Mill, 1944. Oil on canvas, 42 1/2 x 48 3/4 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, George A. Hearn Fund, 1956 (56.205.1) Photograph © 1984 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. p.17



Jackson Pollock, Number 3, 1949; Tiger, 1949. 

Oil, enamel, metalic enamel, string and cigarette fragment on canvas mounted on fiberboard 

62 1/8 x 37 1/4 inches.

 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972.

 ©2000 Pollock Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. p.279


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