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 Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 4 Jul 1970 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 761 · View Source
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Artist. He was one of the most profound and influential painters of the 20th century. Newman was a master of expansive spatial effects and richly evocative color, he pioneered an art that was both uncompromisingly abstract and powerfully emotive. Born to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, Newman was a lifelong New Yorker who studied at the Art Students League and the City College of New York. A close friend of the artists Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Jackson Pollock, Newman was at the center of the New York art scene just as Abstract Expressionism was ascending to prominence in the early 1950s. In spite of the important role he played during the formative years of the New York School, Newman achieved recognition for his own work only late in his career, after decades of struggle. In the 1960s he served as an unofficial father figure to the emerging generation of minimalist and conceptual artists.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 761
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barnett Newman (29 Jan 1905–4 Jul 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 761, citing Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .