Jack Tworkov (1900 – 1982) was a Polish born American abstract expressionist painter. Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Abstract expressionism was an American post– World War II Art movement.
He was born in Biała Podlaska, Russian Empire and immigrated to the United States when he was thirteen. Biała Podlaska is a town in eastern Poland with 58047 inhabitants (2005 The Russian Empire ( Pre-reform Russian: Pоссійская Имперія Modern Russian: Российская Империя translit: Rossiyskaya The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Tworkov studied at Columbia University as well as the National Academy of Design. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. During the Depression Era, Tworkov met Willem de Kooning, and together with a group of other abstract expressionists including Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, founded the New York School. Willem de Kooning (April 24 1904 – March 19 1997 was an Abstract expressionist painter born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Arshile Gorky (real name - Vostanik Manoog Adoyan; Արշիլ Գորկի Վոստանիկ Մանուկի Ադոյան ( April 15, 1904 ? – July Mark Rothko, born Marcus Rothkowitz ( Latvian: Marks Rotko; September 25, 1903 &ndash February 25, 1970 Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28 1912 &ndash August 11 1956 was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement The New York School (synonymous with abstract expressionist painting was an informal group of American Poets painters Dancers and Musicians During his lifetime, Tworkov had taught at several institutions, including the American University, Black Mountain College, Queens College, Pratt Institute, University of Minnesota, and Yale University where he became Chairman of the Art Department from 1963 - 1969. For other universities known as American University see American University (disambiguation. Black Mountain College, founded in 1933 near Asheville North Carolina, was known as one of the leading progressive schools in the United States Queens College, located in Flushing, Queens, New York City, is one of the senior Colleges of the City University of New York. Pratt Institute is a specialized private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as in Utica New York The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Tworkov is considered one of the “action painters” of the Abstract expressionists of the 1940s and 1950s (such as Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning). Action painting, sometimes called "gestural abstraction", is a style of Painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled splashed or smeared onto the canvas Abstract expressionism was an American post– World War II Art movement. Franz Kline ( May 23, 1910 – May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning (April 24 1904 – March 19 1997 was an Abstract expressionist painter born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Major work from this period is characterized by the use of gestural brush strokes. Straight lines and geometric patterns, however, characterize his later work during the 1960s.
He died in 1982 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Provincetown is a town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States.