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Nicholas Krushenick (May 31, 1929 – February 5, 1999) was an American abstract painter whose mature artistic style straddled Op Art, Pop Art, Minimalism and Color Field. He was active in the New York art scene from the late 1950s to the late 1970s, when he began focusing his time as a professor at the University of Maryland. Initially experimenting with a more derivative Abstract Expressionist style, by the mid-1960s he had developed his own unique approach, painting increasingly decisive compositions marked by bold, colorful, geometric fields and forms distinguished and flattened by strong black lines, in a style that eventually became known as Pop abstraction. In 1984, the biographical dictionary World Artists, 1950-1980 observed that Krushenick "has been called the only truly abstract Pop painter." Today, as other artists have been carefully folded into the same elusive genre, he is not only considered a singular figure within that style but also its pioneer, earning him the title "the father of Pop abstraction."
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Krushenick's paintings are often called 'abstract Pop.' His works are featured in many public collections in the U.S. and Europe.
Artist, Painter
Nicholas Krushenick, Nicolas Krushenick
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