Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism’s forgotten women and their international contemporaries emerge from the shadows

An ambitious exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery will celebrate the female artists from around the world who, against the odds, helped redefine art in the post-war period

US National Gallery of Art acquires major work by overlooked Native American Abstract Expressionist

The untitled 1961 painting, by Chippewa artist George Morrison, is the first by a Native American member of the New York School movement in the NGA’s collection

Alfred Leslie, rising star of Abstract Expressionism who embraced figuration, has died, aged 95

After rising to prominence in New York’s AbEx scene of the 1950s, Leslie devoted much of his career to honing a style of monumental figuration that was decades ahead of its time

The rediscovery of Abstract Expressionist Bernice Bing

The Chinese American artist, who died at age 62 in relative obscurity, is the subject of an illuminating exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

Works by three overlooked Abstract Expressionists, newly represented by Hollis Taggart, head to Art Miami

The nonagenarian painter Sheila Isham and the estates of Albert Kotin and Norman Carton—all first-generation AbEx artists—are now represented by Taggart, who will show their work at Art Miami

A homecoming for Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan at The Armory Show

A solo stand of the second-generation AbEx artist’s work gives a fuller picture of her evolution over more than 50 years

American painter Knox Martin has died aged 99

The artist was a New York School painter and longtime fixture of the New York art world who Robert Rauschenberg considered a “mentor”

Chippewa Abstract Expressionist artist George Morrison honoured with new set of US stamps

Morrison, whose work remained rooted in the landscape even as it evolved from figurative to quasi-Fauvist to Abstract Expressionist, was a pioneering figure in Native American modernism

Seeing double: huge Jasper Johns retrospective opens in two cities, 100 miles apart

Simultaneous shows in New York and Philadelphia cover the artist's seven-decade career and include more than 550 works in total

‘Athletic prowess and great ambition’: major Joan Mitchell survey begins its three-stop tour

Exhibition on the Abstract Expressionist includes little-known paintings and explores the influence of poetry on her work

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Lyrical Helen Frankenthaler biography and Joan Mitchell catalogue make a splash

New publications cast a light on two formidable women artists and place them at the heart of Abstract Expressionism

Jeanne Reynal, a woman Abstract Expressionist who ‘painted in stone’, gets overdue recognition

Her monochrome mosaics using cement, gemstones and sometimes teeth are now on view in New York

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New biography highlights how Philip Guston risked his art-world standing and livelihood

The book by Robert Storr delves into the American painter's dealings with Klansmen and how he wanted “to make paintings you couldn’t count money in front of”

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Misogyny and making art in the shadow of Jackson Pollock—how Lee Krasner was shut out of art history

New digital publication argues that the late US artist is the “unacknowledged equal” of her superstar husband

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Alexander Calder, master of time and space: erudite biography captures artist's full ambition

Second volume of a wide-ranging biography gives us the fun-loving, sophisticated man, as his work developed from delicate mobiles to firmly grounded ‘stabiles’

New documentary offers unvarnished view of Clyfford Still

Lifeline/Clyfford Still sheds light on the Abstract Expressionist who despised critics, condemned the work of his contemporaries, and was admired by many

Barbican show in London aims to raise Lee Krasner’s profile

Exhibition continues the re-evaluation of the Abstract Expressionist who spent too long in the shadow of husband Jackson Pollock

The music of Mark Rothko finally sounds in the land of Mozart

First exhibition in Austria reveals Abstract Expressionist’s identification with the work of the Old Masters

Whitney acquires Abstract Expressionist painting by Norman Lewis

The museum will show the underrecognised African American artist's work alongside pieces by his contemporaries

What debt does mid-century American abstract painting owe to Monet?

Exhibition in Paris attempts to draw connections between the Impressionist and Pollock, Rothko and friends—with mixed results

Major survey of Joan Mitchell’s work to open in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art and SFMoMA are co-organising the show, which looks at the person and process behind the abstract works

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Vital artistic exchanges will be stifled by Trump's travel ban

The amicus brief signed by more than 100 museums should shame the justices of the US Supreme Court

'Overlooked' pioneer of Abstract Expressionism Richard Pousette-Dart gets first UK show

US artist was first of New York group to create large-scale paintings—before Jackson Pollock

Tate celebrates return of restored Rothko

The product of 9 months of restoration leaves no traces of graffiti ink

More victims of Abstract Expressionist fakes scandal revealed

In court documents, Knoedler lists the buyers and prices paid for works brought to the gallery by Glafira Rosales

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Who sued whom: A comprehensive timeline of the Knoedler lawsuits

How a forgery scandal brought about the downfall of New York's most prestigious gallery

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Knoedler saga shows no sign of abating after last month's settlement as multiple suits remain unresolved

Several of the New York gallery's representatives have been indicted for engineering the sale of Abstract Expressionist forgeries

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Books: Mark Rothko himself provides an important piece of the Ab Ex jigsaw puzzle

Rothko’s meditation on how to reconcile physical experience with ideas