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10 Underrecognized Women Artists Who Shaped Abstract Expressionism Internationally

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Abstract Expressionism—long equated with Western men liberally splashing paint about, energetically brandishing their brushes, and zoning in on color—is recalibrated in Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition “Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940–70,” on view through May 7th.

Expanding the received history of the movement, the show highlights the range of international women artists who were localizing modes of abstraction. Featuring 81 artists—of whom a disproportionate 28 are American—the exhibition is a rich accumulation of talent.

Read more: 10 Underrecognized Women Artists Who Shaped Abstract Expressionism Internationally | Artsy

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