(1922 - 1976)
George Abend was active/lived in New York, California. George Abend is known for action painting abstract expression.
Biography George Abend
Abstract Expressionist, George Abend "developed a gestural, theatrical form of action painting, generally with an underpinning of natural forms" (Albright) in the 1950s and 1960s. He was one of the first visual artists to work with the environmental light and sound program, Vortex. Later in the 1970s he painted large abstract canvases designed to be installed as room-sized environments.
He was active on the East Coast between 1962 and 1966, in Los Angeles between 1966 and 1969, and in Big Sur and Santa Cruz from 1969 until his death.
George Abend studied at University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1947; California School of Fine Arts from 1948-1950; Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, 1951-1952; and the University of Guad
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