Esteban Vicente

Spanish-American, 1903–2001

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Esteban Vicente

Spanish-American, 1903–2001

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Esteban Vicente, who immigrated to New York in 1936, is best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and collages that seem to pulsate with light. A lesser-known member of the fabled Cedar Tavern crowd that included Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Vicente made paintings of jagged geometric shapes that seem to hover on the surface of his canvases. For Vicente, color captured a sense of place, and in his later years the gardens surrounding his Bridgehampton, Long Island, home inspired his use of vivid color and organic shapes.

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Biography

Esteban Vicente, who immigrated to New York in 1936, is best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and collages that seem to pulsate with light. A lesser-known member of the fabled Cedar Tavern crowd that included Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Vicente made paintings of jagged geometric shapes that seem to hover on the surface of his canvases. For Vicente, color captured a sense of place, and in his later years the gardens surrounding his Bridgehampton, Long Island, home inspired his use of vivid color and organic shapes.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museo Reina Sofia
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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The Top 10 Abstract Expressionists on Artsy
Aug 3rd, 2013
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