The following was submitted by Paul Kemerling, Executive Director, Mansfield Art Center:
Al Newbill: The New York Years (Excerpted from an article by John Futty, Mansfield News Journal)
Al Newbill sat amid a gallery full of his abstract paintings, lighted another cigarette and reflected on his early years as an artist in New York City, when abstract expressionism was changing the way Americans looked at art. Men like Jackson Pollock were his peers.
"Pollock always called me "kid," although he was only about 10 years older than I was," Newbill recalled. "I remember the last time I spoke with him. I had a tie that he liked, so I tried to give it to him. He said, 'I don't want your tie, kid.' That was the last time I
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