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Alton Pickens

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Alton Pickens

Alton Pickens (1922-1987) is a renowned American artist best known for his abstract expressionist paintings. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1940s and went on to pursue a career in graphic design and advertising. He was one of the preeminent figures of the New York School, working and collaborating with some of the leading figures of the time. His major works are often characterized by their bold and gestural brushstrokes, and include The Wind Waves (1956), The Big Red (1959) and Untitled (1971). He also created a number of sculptures and public art installations, mostly in and around the city of New York. Pickens' works are held by some of the world's leading art museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Alton Pickens, American painter, abstract expressionism, New York School, art museum.

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