The Self-Taught Female Artist Whose Innovations Changed American Art

Move over Jackson Pollock…

Christopher P Jones

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Detail of “Milky Way” (1945) by Janet Sobel. Enamel on canvas. 114 × 75.9 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S. Image source Flickr

Abstract Expressionism looms large over the history of 20th-century art.

Emanating from New York in the 1940s, it produced some of the most monumental nonobjective images that have ever been seen. At its nucleus was Jackson Pollock, who made furious abstract paintings with…

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