(born Jan. 29, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died July 3, 1970, New York City) U.S. painter. Born to Polish immigrant parents, he studied at the Art Students League and City College. With Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko, he cofounded the school called “Subject of the Artist” (1948), which held open sessions and lectures for other artists. He developed a style of mystical abstraction and achieved his breakthrough with Onement I (1948), in which a single stripe (or “zip”) of orange vertically bisects a field of dark red. This austerely geometric style became his trademark and had a great influence on artists such as Ad Reinhardt and Frank Stella.
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Death Place: New York City, New York, United States
Name: Newman, Barnett or Barnett Newman
Activity: American artist
Keywords: American, Newman, Barnett, Barnett Newman, New York City, painting, Abstract Expressionism, New York
He was born in New York, from a Polish Jewish background. During the 1920s he studied at the Art Students' League (1922-6) and...
The American painter Barnett Newman was, with Mark Rothko, one of the leading New York painters of the 1950s. He moved away from...
U.S. painter, a founder of New York Abstract Expressionism . He shared the group's interest in mythological themes, e.g. Pagan...