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Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury
Author: Virginia M. Mecklenburg, with contributions by Tiffany D. Farrell
Co-Publisher: D. Giles Limited
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 255 pp.: ill. (82 color)
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-1-904832-59-1
ISBN (Softcover): 978-0-9790678-2-2
Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury features more than thirty artists who transformed American art in the years after World War II. Seventy artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, reproduced in full color, convey the dynamism and raw energy of the period. Photographs and biographical details provide intimate portraits of Richard Diebenkorn, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, and others who explored powerful color and the nuance of line.