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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

History of Modern painting in New York City

I would try to give a brief introduction to the history of Modern painting in New York.
For more than two centuries, artist have captured New York's harbors,skylines,festivities streets scenes, and buildings in paintings that shed brilliant light on aspects of the city's history.
In 1804 New York was a prosperous little city of about seventy thousand people. It extended two miles north from the battery to Houston Street.

In 1930, at age eighteen, Pollock moved from Los Angeles to New York City, settling in Greenwich Village. He immediately enrolled at the Art Students League, where he studied drawing and painting for five semesters with the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton, who soon became his mentor and friend.



In 1936 Pollock joined the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros's Experimental Workshop, in New York, where he became aware of unorthodox mediums and techniques that he later adapted in his large drip paintings. In the late 1930s Pollock worked for the Easel Division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.



By bringing together emerging artists from Mexico City and New York City, the series of show "Cambio," curated by Kenny Schachter, introduced the work of several artists into new contexts. For those of us in New York, the artists from Mexico City

Fortunately for them, New York has had an ongoing fascination with Mexican art since the late 1920s. While artists should be aware that the interest in contemporary Mexican art


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