Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov

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Jack Tworkov (1900 – 1982) was a Polish born American abstract expressionist painter.

He was born in Biała Podlaska, Russian Empire and immigrated to the United States in 1913 with his mother and younger sister who would later become known as Janice Biala. With the intent to become a writer, Tworkov studied at Columbia University, but after experiencing the paintings by Cezanne and Matisse for the first time in early 1921, he becomes determined to study art and did so at the National Academy of Design and Art Students League of New York.

During the Depression Era, Tworkov met among others Willem de Kooning, and together with a group of other abstract expressionists including Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, founded the New York School. During his lifetime, Tworkov had taught at several institutions, including the American University, Black Mountain College, Queens College, Pratt Institute, University of Minnesota, and Yale University where he was the Chairman of the Art Department from 1963 - 1969.

Tworkov is regarded as one of the great artists, along with de Kooning, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, and Jackson Pollock, whose gestural paintings of the early 1950s formed the basis for the abstract expressionist movement in America. Major work from this period is characterized by the use of gestural brush strokes in flame-like color. His work transitioned in during the mid-1960s. Straight lines and geometric patterns characterize his later work.

Tworkov died in 1982 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


* Official Website for the Estate of Jack Tworkov [http://www.jacktworkov.com]
* Marika Herskovic, [http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/oclc/50253062&tab=holdings "American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey,"] (New York School Press, 2003.) ISBN 0-9677994-1-4
* Marika Herskovic, [http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/oclc/50666793&tab=holdings "New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists,"] (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6


*Edward Bryant; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7607995&referer=brief_results "Jack Tworkov: Whitney Museum of American Art"] Publisher: Whitney Museum of American Art, NY ©1964. OCLC: 7607995
*Jack Tworkov; Andrew Forge; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10184269&referer=brief_results "Jack Tworkov, Fifteen Years of Painting : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York"] Publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, NY 1982. ISBN 0892070331 9780892070336
*Richard Armstrong, [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Jack+Tworkov%3A+Paintings+1928-1982&qt=owc_search "Jack Tworkov : paintings 1928-1982"] Publisher: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA © 1987. ISBN 0-943836-08-5
* Elizabeth Frank; Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY "Jack Tworkov: Paintings from 1930 to 1981" © 1991.
*Alston Conley; Boston College Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, MA; "Jack Tworkov 1935-1982: An Abstract Expressionist Inventing Form" © 1994
*Jack Tworkov; Mitchell-Innes & Nash and Ameringer Howard Yohe Gallery, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49885164&referer=brief_results "Jack Tworkov : red, white and blue"] Publisher: Mitchell-Innes & Nash : Ameringer/Howard/Yohe, 2002. ISBN 0971384444 9780971384446
*Debra Bricker Balken; Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL "Jack Tworkov: Early Paintings and Drawings" © 2006. ISBN 0-9777686-0-0

ee also

*Art movement
*Abstract expressionism
*New York School
*Action painting

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