Jack Tworkov’s Figural Drawings Illuminate his Legendary Abstractions
Lithograph, 1977, signed in pencil, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of only 10, printed at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, and with their blindstamp in the lower-left sheet corner (and also that of the collaborating master printer), on Arches paper, printed to the edge of the sheet; in excellent condition
Signature: Signed lower-right.
Estate of the artist.
An early member of the New York School and a first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Jack Tworkov painted with gestural brushstrokes, emphasizing texture and line. His most characteristic work contains flashes of color against muted, monochromatic backgrounds, documenting his gestures and drawing attention to pigment and medium. In the second phase of his career, he abandoned his expressionistic practice for a more theoretical one and began to employ grid-like structures, geometric patterns, and other elements of Minimalism, although often deliberately damaging and deteriorating his paintings.
Polish-American, 1900-1982, Biala, Poland