Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still (1904-1980) was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II. Described by many as the most anti-traditional of the Abstract Expressionists, Still is credited with laying the groundwork for the movement. Still’s shift from representational painting to abstraction occurred between 1938 and 1942, earlier than his colleagues, who continued to paint in figurative-surrealist styles well into the 1940s.

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