Still, Clyfford


still, clyfford

American artist who is sometimes considered the first of the Abstract Expressionists. Still painted large abstract canvases meant to evoke the mystery of human existence through pure colour and form. Like many other Abstract Expressionists, Still saw the act of painting as a heroic assertion of being and freedom in an age still recovering from the impact of World War II (1939-45).

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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