Abstract Expressionism & the New York School

After WWII, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko and other abstract artists reinvented painting.

The term New York School usually refers to both the younger Abstract Expressionists sometimes also known as 2nd generation Abstract Expressionists and artists directly influenced by this movement. The includes both the color field paintings championed by the critic Clement Greenberg who sought to advance formal aspects of AbEx and artists like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg who looked at the heroic nature of Abstract Expressionism with both irony and respect.