Abstract Expressionism definition

Starting in the 1940s in New York City, Abstract Expressionism is often considered the golden age of American art.  Strong emotions are conveyed in this style of art through texture and brushstroke on (often) huge canvases.  Painting for painting sake is a dominate force in the movement.  Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline are a few of this movement’s well-known artists.  Individual expression and the liberty it brings permeates all of the artwork from this movement also known as  “New York School.”