Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman

Frequently associated with Abstract Expressionism, Barnett Newman explored the sublime in his painting. Born in New York City in 1905, Newman studied philosophy at the City College of New York and fine art at the Art Students League. In 1948, the artist painted his breakthrough work, Onement I, which is now in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and features the first of his signature “zips”: vertical lines running down the canvasses, which divide spatial composition, infuse them with energy, and create a parallel to the spectator’s own figure. The artist passed away in New York in 1970, and since then has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Gallery, London; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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T The New York Times Style Magazine | Returning, Again, to American Drawing in the 1960s

January 27, 2016

An installation view of “Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of …

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