(1913 - 1980)
Philip Guston was active/lived in New York, California / Canada. Philip Guston is known for abstract expressionism, figurative painting, drawing.
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Born in Montreal, Canada, Philip Guston had a career that vacillated
between deeply intense figurative painting and totally abstract
painting. He remains well known as one of the leading Abstract
Expressionists of the 1950s and 1960s and for his paintings in the last
part of his career that combined expressionism and realism. Influences
in addition to Abstract Expressionism were paintings by Renaissance
Masters, California surrealism and 1930s Mexican muralism.
Guston was six years old, he moved to Los Angeles with his Russian
immigrant parents. In high school, he was a friend of future
gestural painter Jackson Pollack, and the two of them got into trouble
for circulating a satirical pamphlet and were expel
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