The story is well known in art circles and taught to students in art schools. Fifty to sixty years ago, a group of painters in New York began to develop the first truly American style of art: abstract expressionism. As a result of their efforts, for the first time ever, art in this country became the world's leading aesthetic force. The names of the great abstract expressionists are written in the stars: Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, among others. And of special interest to those in Denver is Clyfford Still, who will soon be the star of a downtown museum... More >>>
"Gold and Blue" (detail), by Ary Stillman, oil on canvas.