King Oliver, 1958. Franz Kline (1910-1962). Kline sought in the later 1950s to maintain a stylistic development. He was to introduce a full range of color. Some black-and-white paintings had already retained traces of sombre hues, but now Kline returned to the strident palette that he had largely eschewed since the later 1940s, as in the clashing green, red, and purples of King Oliver.
Franz Kline "(23 May 1910 – 13 May 1962) Painter born in Pennsylvania, associated with Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Kline, along with other action painters like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Lee Krasner, as well as local poets, dancers, and musicians came to be known as the informal group, the New York School.