Definitions for "Abstract Expressionism Art"
Movement in American painting that began in the 1940's and became a dominant trend in the 1950's. It combines Action Painting, which emphasizes spontaneous paint application, and Color Field Painting, which emphasizes large unbroken fields of colour. Prominent Abstract Expressionist artists of the era include American artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Dutch artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).