1961
Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903-1974

Oil on canvas
72 1/4 x 90 1/4 inches

Paint quality is meaningless if it does not express quality of feeling.
— Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb's painting Apaquogue contains two main areas that provide excellent examples of Action Painting and Color Field painting, the subcategories of Abstract Expressionism suggested by art historians. The lower areas of energetically painted, black brushstrokes are emblematic of Action Painting—the flowing, energized application of paint on the canvas that is associated with Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and...

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