Reactions to the Rise of Abstract Expressionism



Anfam, David. Abstract Expressionism. New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1990. Print.

Ashton, Dore. New York School: a Cultural Reckoning. [S.l.]: Peter Smith, 1979. Print.

Davis, Stuart. “What About Modern Art and Democracy?” Harper’s Magazine 188:1123 (1943): 16-23. Periodicals Archive Online. Web. 05 Apr. 2011. <http://>.


Forster, E. M. “Art for Art’s Sake.” Harper’s Magazine (1939): 31-34. Periodicals Archive Online. Web. 05 Apr. 2011. <http://>.

Guilbaut, Serge. How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism, Freedom, and the Cold War. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1983. Print.

Hobbs, Robert C. “Early Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism.” Art Journal 45.4 (1985): 299-302. JSTOR. Web. 06 Apr. 2011. <http://>.

Kirstein, Lincoln. “The State of Modern Painting.” Harper’s Magazine 197:1181 (1948): 47-53. Periodicals Archive Online. Web. 05 Apr. 2011. <http://>.


Landau, Ellen G. Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique. New Haven: Yale UP, 2005. Print.


“Recasting America: Culture and Politics in the Age of Cold War, May.” The University of Chicago Press | Home. Web. 02 May 2011. <>.


Rosand, David. The Invention of Painting in America. New York: Columbia UP, 2004. Print.