History of art in New York (and where to see it)

With dozens of museums and art galleries, New York has a rich art scene, ranging from American Impressionism of the late 19th Century to the Neo-Conceptualism of today.

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From the American Impressionism of the late 19th and early 20th Century to Neo-Conceptualism of today, together with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines we look at which artists shaped the art history of New York and where you can see their work.

1890s-1920s : American Impressionism

Edward Willis Redfield

Edward Willis Redfield - History of art in New YorkEdward Willis Redfield’s work can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Museum of Art ⇒ Read More


1920s : American Realism: Precisionism and The Ashcan School

George Bellows

George Bellows - History of art in New YorkGeorge Bellows’ work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum ⇒ Read More

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper - History of art in New YorkEdward Hopper’s work can be seen at the Whitney Museum ⇒ Read More

Charles Demuth

Charles Demuth - History of art in New YorkCharles Demuth’s work can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum ⇒ Read More


1940s-1960s : Abstract Expressionism: Colour Field and Action Paintings

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko - History of art in New YorkMark Rothko’s work can be seen at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Met Museum ⇒ Read More

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning - History of art in New YorkWillem de Kooning’s work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum ⇒ Read More

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns - History of art in New YorkJasper Johns’ work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art ⇒ Read More

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock - History of art in New YorkJackson Pollock’s work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum ⇒ Read More


1950s-1960s : Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein - History of art in New YorkRoy Lichtenstein’s work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metro Museum ⇒ Read More

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol - History of art in New YorkAndy Warhol’s work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum ⇒ Read More


1980s-Present : Conceptualism/Neo-Conceptualism

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger - History of art in New YorkBarbara Kruger’s work can be seen at the Mary Boone Gallery ⇒ Read More

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons - History of art in New YorkJeff Koons’ work can be seen at the Gagosian Gallery and the Whitney Museum ⇒ Read More



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