New New Painters


New New Painters


 

The New New Painters are a self-labeled art group whose core members are twelve abstract artists (Lucy Baker, Steve Brent, Joseph Drapell, John Gittins, Roy Lerner, Anne Low, Marjorie Minkin, Irene Neal, Gérard Paire, Graham Peacock, Bruce Piermarini and Gerald Webster) who first came together in 1978 contemperaneously with the further development of acrylic gel paint as developed by the paint chemist Sam Golden. The NewNew Painters as they are called, arose from the roots of Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism, The New York School, and Color Field (Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland from the Washington Color School, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons, among others). The Color Field artists worked by staining on raw canvas, in close value, high key colors, often large scale.

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