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Jack Tworkov

Untitled (Gesture) (JT614) , ca. 1950

Enamel on paper
19 × 25 3/4 in
48.3 × 65.4 cm
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Birmingham, Detroit
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Jack Tworkov
Polish-American, 1900–1982
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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.

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Jack Tworkov
Polish-American, 1900–1982
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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.

Jack Tworkov

Untitled (Gesture) (JT614) , ca. 1950

Enamel on paper
19 × 25 3/4 in
48.3 × 65.4 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Birmingham, Detroit
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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