Jack Bush, Big A, 1968. Jack Bush was a Canadian abstract expressionist painter, born in Toronto, Ontario in 1909. Bush became closely tied to the two movements that grew out of the efforts of the abstract expressionists: Color Field Painting and Lyrical Abstraction.
Jack Bush (1909-1977) Canadian abstract painter Bush developed his approach to abstraction through the 1950s. He was a member of Painters Eleven, the group founded in 1953 to promote abstract painting in Canada, and was soon encouraged in his art by the American art critic Clement Greenberg who became a mentor to Bush and encouraged him to refine his palette, technique, and approach. As a result of his guidance, Bush became closely tied to Color Field Painting.
Adolph Gottlieb was an American abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and graphic artist. Gottlieb was a masterful colorist as well and in the Burst series his use of color is particularly crucial. He is considered one of the first color field painters and is one of the forerunners of Lyrical Abstraction. Gottlieb’s career was marked by the evolution of space and universality.
American abstract painter Sam Francis, Untitled 1965. His paintings of the 50/60's evolved through a series of stages, beginning with monochromatic abstractions, followed by larger richly-colored murals and "open" paintings that feature large areas of whiteness.