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Jackson Pollock

“Every good artist paints what he is.” – Jackson Pollock

Mark Rothko

“I'm interested in expressing the big emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom." – Mark Rothko

Willem de Kooning

During the late 1940s, Jackson Pollock’s radical approach to painting revolutionized what it meant to create art.

Franz Kline

“I paint not the things I see but the feelings they arouse in me.” – Franz Kline

Joan Mitchell

“The painting is just a surface to be covered.” – Joan Mitchell

Robert Motherwell

“Abstract Expressionism was the first American art that was filled with anger as well as beauty.” – Robert Motherwell

Barnett Newman

“I would prefer going to Churchill, Canada to walk the tundra than go to Paris.” – Barnett Newman

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