Postwar abstraction

Artists in the United States worked in a variety of styles outside of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Pop, including other forms of abstraction all their own.

1945 - 1980

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<em>Trane</em> by William T. Williams
Trane by William T. Williams

Trane by William T. Williams is a monumental abstract acrylic on canvas created in 1969. It exemplifies Williams’s groundbreaking approach to color, form and subject. The forms repeat and multiply and the lines, shapes and vibrant colors create a visual rhythm similar to a jazz composition. A work of art that bridges the personal and […]

Ruth Asawa, <em>Untitled</em>
Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Taking cues from Mexican basket-weaving, Asawa creates diaphanous abstract forms from woven wire.

Josef Albers, <em>Homage to the Square</em>
Josef Albers, Homage to the Square

Can color alone create dimension? Albers did the research.

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