Inspired by Franz Kline

Print, Untitled - Expression no. 1, Jackson Pollock

Untitled - Expression no. 1

Jackson Pollock

Print - 23 x 29.1 x 0.1 inch

$49,713

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$136

Painting, Deep blue, Eliana Sá

Deep blue

Eliana Sá

Painting - 28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,147

Painting, I'll be the moon, Poonam Choudhary

I'll be the moon

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 48 x 48 x 2 inch

$2,200

Painting, Does this path have a heart?, Poonam Choudhary

Does this path have a heart?

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 30 x 48 x 2 inch

$900

Print, Beau geste pour Lucrèce 4, Robert Motherwell

Beau geste pour Lucrèce 4

Robert Motherwell

Print - 22 x 15 inch

$3,164

Painting, Secret of Intimate Dance I, Gor Avetisyan

Secret of Intimate Dance I

Gor Avetisyan

Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 inch

$2,486

Painting, Heavenly, Poonam Choudhary

Heavenly

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 30 x 25 x 2 inch

$490

Painting, Concerto, Dam Domido

Concerto

Dam Domido

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,345

Print, Untitled - Expression no. 2, Jackson Pollock

Untitled - Expression no. 2

Jackson Pollock

Print - 29.1 x 23 x 0.1 inch

$49,713

Print, Untitled No. 6, Jackson Pollock

Untitled No. 6

Jackson Pollock

Print - 29.1 x 23 x 0 inch

$58,752

Fine Art Drawings, Small Sign No 12 - Black and White Minimalist Abstract (Abstrait Minimaliste Noir et Blanc), Gina Vor

Small Sign No 12 - Black and White Minimalist Abstract (Abstrait Minimaliste Noir et Blanc)

Gina Vor

Fine Art Drawings - 9.4 x 6.7 x 0 inch

$113

Painting, À quatre mains, Apo

À quatre mains

Apo

Painting - 16.5 x 23.4 x 0 inch

$362

Print, Untitled, CR1095 (after painting Number 22, CR344), Jackson Pollock

Untitled, CR1095 (after painting Number 22, CR344)

Jackson Pollock

Print - 28.9 x 23 x 0 inch

$53,103

Painting, Sign No. 23  (Abstrait Noir et Blanc), Gina Vor

Sign No. 23 (Abstrait Noir et Blanc)

Gina Vor

Painting - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$169

Painting, Inkspots. Walk with or without, Rafal Chojnowski

Inkspots. Walk with or without

Rafal Chojnowski

Painting - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$667

Painting, Inkspots. Walk with or without, Rafal Chojnowski

Inkspots. Walk with or without

Rafal Chojnowski

Painting - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

$667

Painting, Sans titre, Meteo Meteo

Sans titre

Meteo Meteo

Painting - 8.3 x 5.8 x 0 inch

$40

Painting, Nita, Alec Franco

Nita

Alec Franco

Painting - 78.7 x 58.2 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Painting, Untitled, Gauthier Bruel

Untitled

Gauthier Bruel

Painting - 63 x 47.2 inch

$2,802

Painting, Red point, Dam Domido

Red point

Dam Domido

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,022

Print, Monument-VII (The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NY, 2007), Stanislav Bojankov

Monument-VII (The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NY, 2007)

Stanislav Bojankov

Print - 26.8 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$1,130

Print, Abstract landscape (The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, 2007), Stanislav Bojankov

Abstract landscape (The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, 2007)

Stanislav Bojankov

Print - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$1,130

Painting, Long distance call 3/19, J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Long distance call 3/19

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Painting - 21.3 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,717

Painting, Do the impossible, Maria Esmar

Do the impossible

Maria Esmar

Painting - 54.3 x 54.3 x 1.6 inch

$4,915

Fine Art Drawings, Blackened Lovers #8, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Blackened Lovers #8

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,073

Painting, Abstraction urbaine géométrique, Dam Domido

Abstraction urbaine géométrique

Dam Domido

Painting - 39.4 x 59.1 x 0 inch

$3,616

Painting, Impulse 5, Dam Domido

Impulse 5

Dam Domido

Painting - 28.3 x 36.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,576

Painting, De mathematicis parvi mundi, Alex Claude

De mathematicis parvi mundi

Alex Claude

Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.7 inch

$542

Painting, Black 3, Dam Domido

Black 3

Dam Domido

Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$3,164

Fine Art Drawings, Presentiment-XI, Stanislav Bojankov

Presentiment-XI

Stanislav Bojankov

Fine Art Drawings - 13.8 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$226

Painting, So glamour, Dam Domido

So glamour

Dam Domido

Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$531

Painting, Entendement, Éric Mercier Sevin

Entendement

Éric Mercier Sevin

Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$452

Fine Art Drawings, Inverse, Éric Mercier Sevin

Inverse

Éric Mercier Sevin

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$373

Fine Art Drawings, Close Combat II, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Close Combat II

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,073

Fine Art Drawings, Eva -II, Stanislav Bojankov

Eva -II

Stanislav Bojankov

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$339

Inspired by Franz Kline

Franz Kline was an American painter born in 1910. He passed his childhood in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-  formerly known as “Diamond City '' due to its connection with the coal mining industry - where his parents of English and German origin immigrated to. Franz Kline was a first-generation American painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. 

Receiving a classical education, Kline studied painting at the Philadelphia School, guided by the work of the Dutch artist Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt and the French painter Edouard Manet. The influence of his training can be seen in Kline's earlier works that demonstrate a highly figurative painting style of landscapes and portraits alike. Later on in his career, Kline set up his workshop in New York where he would be surrounded by like-minded peers in the vibrant city. Alongside other action painters like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell, as well as other creatives such as local poets, dancers, and musicians, Kline established an informal group known as the New York School in his hayday.

Kline's distinctive style secured him a recognition and success that came about from the 1950s onwards. His signature style was constructed around a display of broken images. These designs often conveyed a dilapidated, brutalist or unfinished architectural structure such as that of bridges, scaffolding and other geometric forms. Kline's palette remained highly limited- he only relied upon three colors - white, black and gray.  Far from surface-level, depthless pieces of art, his works drew upon the concept of dimensionality. Kline was extremely clever in his ability to draw the eye of the observer into the the abyss of the canvas through his designs. Franz Kline is known today as the star of Abstract Expressionism. As a big player in the buzzing New York scene of the 1950s, he saw fame during his lifetime whilst leaving a strong mark on the modern art scene after his passing in 1962.  Here are some artists such as Poonam Choudhary, JonOne and Méryl B who follow in Kline's wake. Go check out these modern artists continually inspired by the path paved by Franz Kline back in the 50s!
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