ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTING IN AMERICA
by William C. Seitz / Introduction by Dore Ashton and Foreward by Robert Motherwell
William Seitz was a creative witness to one of the major artistic upheavals of our time. A painter himself, he knew the painters of the New York School and shared their milieu in the vibrant early years of the Abstract Expressionist movement. His pioneering study, written in the early 1950s and circulated only in photocopies, became an underground classic. He has compiled the works and words of six painters: Hans Hofmann, Mark Tobey, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell. The book is now published under the auspices of the National Gallery of Art.