Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Lives of Abstract Expressionists

Beginning on Sunday, May the 29nd from 2-4 p.m. The Free University of San Francisco's School of Art will begin a new series of classes in the Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room. Instructor Alan Kaufman will teach The Lives of the Abstract Expressionists: A Historical and Critical Exploration, offering an in-depth look at the lives, loves and struggles of the pioneers of this major American art movement. The Across three sessions (May 29th, June 5th and June 12th) Kaufman will discuss Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Hans Hofmann.

Below is a short reading lists of books from the San Francisco Public about Abstract Expressionism and its artist.

Abstract Expressionism by David Anfam (Thames and Hudson, 1990).

Barnett Newman by Thomas B. Hess (Museum of Modern Art., 1971).

Elaine and Bill, Portrait of a Marriage: The Lives of Willem and Elaine de Kooning by Lee Hall (HarperCollins, 1993).

Hans Hofmann by Cynthia Goodman (Abbeville Press, 1986).

Jackson Pollock: A Biography by Deborah Solomon (Simon and Schuster, 1987).

Mark Rothko: A Biography by James E. B. Breslin (University of Chicago Press, 1993).

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