American Abstract Expressionists

13.08.81 – 12.09.81

Artists: William Baziotes, Louise Bourgeois, James Brooks, Herbert Ferber, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Gerome Kamrowski, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Ibram Lassaw, Seymour Lipton, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Janet Sobel, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walker Tomlin.

A major exhibition of the work of twenty-five artists drawn mainly from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The selection dated from the 1940s and ’50s, and included artists traditionally labelled as Abstract Expressionists, as well as artists whose relationship to this label might be considered more peripheral.

The exhibition was presented in the Fruitmarket Gallery and City Art Centre. It was organised by the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, and was part of Edinburgh International Festival 1981.

Ruth Bretherick
Research and Public Engagement Curator
May 2024

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