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Roulette No. 2- Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Roulette No. 2," is part of Bellaver's current series that was unveiled at her latest solo show, "An Affair with Black: Abstract Expressionism by Helen Bellaver," this past January....
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Bronze No. 1- Geometric Abstract Painting in Brown + Black with Lovely Texture
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Bronze No. 1" is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on can...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper, Acrylic

Saratoga Tree- Abstract Line Work Acrylic Painting on Paper of Landscape
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Saratoga Tree" is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on ca...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Bronze No. 2- Circular Abstract Painting on Paper
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Bronze No. 2" is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on can...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Primal Red Dust - Abstract Expressionist in Yellow + Red + Blue + Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Primal Red Dust" is an original painting by Helen Bellaver. The painting is done on a wood panel, so it is a substantial piece. Bellaver uses a medium initially on the wood panel, c...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Garden Black & Red - Bold Contemporary Square Abstract Flora Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Garden Black & Red," by Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Bellaver is bold, stunning, and eye-catching. This is one of four in her "Garden" series, "Garden Black" is also availab...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Garden Red - Bold Abstract Expressionist Panting with Flowers
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Garden Red," by Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Bellaver is bold, stunning, and eye-catching. This is one of four in her "Garden" series, "Garden Black & Red" is also available...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Garden Diptych - Floral Gestural Contemporary Abstract Painting in Black + Red
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Garden Red" and "Garden Black/Red" by Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Bellaver are bold, stunning, and eye-catching paintings. These works are part of her newest series, where...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

Dawn Diptych - Two Toned Expressionist Geometric Abstraction
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Dawn Diptych," is an abstract expressionist acrylic set of paintings by artist Helen Bellaver. "Dawn, Black" and "Dawn, White" can be purchase individually however, pair together f...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Abstract 62 - Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media (Black + White + Yellow + Gold)
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Abstract 62," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her paper to create subtle texture, which she the...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Mixed Media

"Seeing" - Beautiful Example of Contemporary Abstract Expressionism in Black + W
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Seeing" is a Contemporary Abstract Expressionist painting by Helen Bellaver. This work is delicate and subtle, with layers of texture and color under the overarching cream, black, a...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Configuration Series 5 - Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media (Black + Sienna)
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Configuration Series 5," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her paper to create subtle texture, wh...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Archival Paper

Abstract 64 - Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media (Black + Yellow + Cream)
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Abstract 64," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her canvas or paper to create subtle texture, whi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Mixed Media

Wave Through- Gestural Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Wave Through," is a gestural abstraction created by artist Helen Bellaver. The work has an undeniable motion flowing through it, guiding the viewer across the painting. The contempo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Three Four Diptych - Geometric Gestural Contemporary Abstract Painting in Pastel
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Three, Four Diptych," is a contemporary geometric and gestural abstract set of paintings by artist Helen Bellaver. "Three" and "Four" can be purchase individually however, pair tog...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Four- Geometric Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting with Pastel Colors
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Four" is a mixed media abstract work on wood panel by California based abstract artist Helen Bellaver. This work, and it's partner piece "Three," show the transition between her se...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Bronze Kimono- Abstract Expressionist Kimono Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Bronze Kimono" is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on ca...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Primal Dance- Abstract Expressionist Painting in Red + Mossy Green + Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Primal Dance," by Helen Bellaver is a stunning work of Contemporary Abstract Expressionism. This work has an underpainting of hot pink/salmon, covered with a cool olive color. That ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Canvas

Paradise, A Wake Up Call - Abstract Fire Painting with Orange, Red and Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Paradise, A Wake Up Call" was a response to the California fire in Paradise last year. This fire was devastating and took a toll on the entire Northern California Region. Helen ha...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Three- Geometric Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting with Pastel Colors
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Three" is a mixed media abstract work on wood panel by California based abstract artist Helen Bellaver. This work, and it's partner piece "Four," show the transition between her se...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Winter No. 1- Black and White Abstract Gestural Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Winter No. 1," by Helen Bellaver, is an abstract expressionist work on paper. Bellaver created this work with much more depth than you are used to seeing in a work on paper because...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Because of Amani - Large Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting in Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Because of Amani" is an elegant example of contemporary Abstract Expressionism by San Jose-based artist Helen Bellaver. This work has a subtle background with faded stripes in pale ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

Primal Blue Dust - Stunning Abstract Painting in Yellow + Blue on Wood
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last thirty years. Her work has evolved into expressions of b...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

White Night - Small White, Cream and Black Abstract Acrylic Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"White Night" has a creamy background, but then intense patches of white with subtle blue-greys, muted peach, and ochres. This piece pairs well with "Blue Night" (SOLD) which is in ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Because of Amani
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'Gallery 1202' for Market Art & Design "Because of Amani," is an elegant example of contemporary Abstract Expressionism by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. This wor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

  • Because of Amani
  • Because of Amani
  • Because of Amani
  • Because of Amani
H 48 in. W 36 in. D 1 in.
Legend
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'Gallery 1202' for Market Art & Design "Legend," is part of Bellaver's current series that was unveiled at her latest solo show, "An Affair with Black: Abstract Expressi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

  • Legend
  • Legend
  • Legend
  • Legend
H 48 in. W 36 in. D 1 in.
Black & Cream No. 2
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'Gallery 1202' for Market Art & Design "Black and Cream No. 2" is part of Helen Bellaver's newest series of work that was unveiled at her solo show in January. Bellaver...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Red Kimono- Abstract Expressionist Kimono Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Red Kimono" is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on paper...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Desert Glow - Geometric Abstract in Black + Grey + Cream + Red with Pinstripes
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Desert Glow," is a mixed media abstract with acrylic paint on canvas, by Abstract Expressionist Helen Bellaver. Bellaver's typical style is reminiscent of Clyfford Still, and Franz ...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

Day and Night- Gestural Abstract Line Work Acrylic Painting on Paper
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Day and Night,” by Helen Bellaver is a study for a large triptych on canvas. This work is highly textured for a work on paper, and is done on a heavy weight, handmade watercolor pa...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Blue Violet - Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media (Blue + Black + Sienna + Cream)
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Artwork dimensions : 22'' x 15'' "Blue Violet," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her paper to cr...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Archival Paper

Endeavor, Trust - Contemporary Square Abstract Painting in Neutral + White + Bla
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's abstract expressionist painting "Endeavor, Trust," is a classic painting, something easily hung in any room that really finishes off a space. "Endeavor, Trust," is...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Endeavor, Stand - Square Abstract Mixed Media Painting in White and Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's abstract expressionist painting "Endeavor, Stand," is a classic painting, something easily hung in any room that really finishes off a space. "Endeavor, Stand," is...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Pathway 30 - Elegant Neutral Abstract in Cream + Rose Gold + Sage w/ Chevron
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Pathway 30" by Helen Bellaver is a luxurious display of cream, rust, rose, and silvery green. The texture in this work is soft and subtle, giving the piece a sense of calm, but not...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

Abstract 63 - Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media ( Black + Yellow + Cream)
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Abstract 63," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her paper to create subtle texture, which she the...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Mixed Media

Legends Diptych - Floral Contemporary Abstraction with Black and Cream
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Legends Diptych" is a floral gestural abstract expressionist acrylic set of paintings by artist Helen Bellaver. Her contemporary abstract floral works are reminiscent of Donald Sult...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Endeavor Diptych - Two Toned Expressionist Acrylic Paintings Black and Cream
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Endeavor Diptych," is an abstract expressionist acrylic set of paintings by artist Helen Bellaver. "Endeavor, Trust" and "Endeavor, Stand" can be purchase individually however, pai...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Legends Home- Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Legends Home," is part of Bellaver's current series that was unveiled at her latest solo show, "An Affair with Black: Abstract Expressionism by Helen Bellaver," this past January. B...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Legends Night Garden- Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Legends Night Garden," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her canvas to create subtle texture, whi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Stance- Bold Abstract Expressionist Painting in Black & Cream w/ Subtle Texture
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Stance," is a classic example of contemporary Abstract Expressionism by Helen Bellaver, a Bay Area based artist who has been practicing for over thirty years. This is a very strong...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Moon Glow - Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting in Red, Cream and Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Moon Glow," is a contemporary Geometric Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, Helen layers a medium onto her canvas to create subtle texture, whi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Black and Cream No. 1- Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting with Dark Colors
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Black and Cream No. 1," by Helen Bellaver is a stunning work of Contemporary Abstract Expressionism. This work is a very contrasted with her signature black and cream colors. The pi...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Black and Cream No. 2 - Large Contemporary Abstract Gestural Painting w/ Brown
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Black and Cream No. 2" is part of Helen Bellaver's newest series of work that was unveiled at her solo show in January. Bellaver uses a medium initially on the canvas, creating a l...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Legend - Large Black, Grey, & Cream, Textured Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Legend" is part of Bellaver's current series that was unveiled at her latest solo show, "An Affair with Black: Abstract Expressionism by Helen Bellaver," this past January. "Legend...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

My Legend's Dream - Square Abstract Mixed Media Painting in White and Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last thirty years. Her work has evolved into expressions of...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Legends Daybreak - Square Abstract Mixed Media Painting in White and Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last thirty years. Her work has evolved into expressions of...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

My Legend's Dream - Square Abstract Mixed Media Painting in White and Black
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last thirty years. Her work has evolved into expressions of...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Hero - Abstract Mixed Media Painting in Red, Green and Cream
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last thirty years. Her work has evolved into expressions of...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Blue Night" - Small Periwinkle, Blue and Black Abstract Acrylic Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last thirty years. Her work has evolved into expressions of...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

December Abstract - Expressionist Painting with Earth Tones, Texture on Wood
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"December Abstract," is part of a series of works done on wood panel including "October Abstract," and "November Abstract." These works are unusual for Bellaver's practice, in size...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Acrylic

November Abstract - Expressionist Painting with Earth Tones, Texture on Wood
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"November Abstract," is part of a series of works done on wood panel including "October Abstract," and "December Abstract." These works are unusual for Bellaver's practice, in size, ...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Acrylic

October Abstract - Expressionist Painting with Earth Tones, Texture on Wood
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"October Abstract," is part of a series of works done on wood panel including "November Abstract," and "December Abstract." These works are unusual for Bellaver's practice, in size, ...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Abstract Triptych - Expressionist Painting with Earth Tones, Texture on Wood
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Abstract Winter," is an Abstract Expressionist triptych by Helen Bellaver. These pieces are also available sold separately as, "Abstract October," "Abstract November," and "Abstrac...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Roulette No. 1 - Abstract Expressionist Painting in Black & Cream
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Roulette No. 1," is part of Bellaver's current series that was unveiled at her latest solo show, "An Affair with Black: Abstract Expressionism by Helen Bellaver," this past January....
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Green Kimono- Abstract Expressionist Kimono Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Blue Kimono," is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on can...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Blue Kimono- Abstract Expressionist Kimono Paitning
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Helen Bellaver's "Blue Kimono," is part of a series of works on paper the artist competed over the space of two years. These works share the textural surfaces of her paintings on pap...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Abstract 63 - Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media ( Black + Yellow + Cream)
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
Framed with slim black frame, matted and UV non-glare glazing. $350 + $895 "Abstract 63," is a contemporary Abstract painting by San Jose based artist Helen Bellaver. In this work, H...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Archival Paper

Mother and Child on the Boarder- Figurative Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Mother and Child on the Boarder," is a figurative abstract expressionist acrylic painting by artist Helen Bellaver. The work loosely depicts a mother holding her child. The contempo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Winter No. 2- Black and White Abstract Gestural Painting
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Winter No. 2," by Helen Bellaver is an abstract expressionist work on paper. Bellaver created this work with much more depth than you are used to seeing in a work on paper, because...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Stance
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'Gallery 1202' for Market Art & Design "Stance," is a classic example of contemporary Abstract Expressionism by Helen Bellaver, a Bay Area based artist who has been prac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

  • Stance
  • Stance
  • Stance
  • Stance
H 48 in. W 36 in. D 1 in.

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Helen Bellaver Biography and Important Works

Helen Bellaver is an Abstract Expressionist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has been practicing for the last 30 years. Her work has evolved into expressions of black. Bellaver's style is akin to the great Abstract Expressionists such as Clyfford Still, Franz Kline and color-field painter Mark Rothko. The mark-making on her works comes directly from the genre of Abstract Expressionism and her emotions break through the compositions powerfully.

Finding the Right Abstract Paintings for You

Bring audacious experiments with color and textures to your living room, dining room or home office. Abstract paintings, large or small, will stand out in your space, encouraging conversation and introducing a museum-like atmosphere that’s welcoming and conducive to creating memorable gatherings.

Abstract art has origins in 19th-century Europe, but it came into its own as a significant movement during the 20th century. Early practitioners of abstraction included Wassily Kandinsky, although painters were exploring nonfigurative art prior to the influential Russian artist’s efforts, which were inspired by music and religion. Abstract painters endeavored to create works that didn’t focus on the outside world’s conventional subjects, and even when artists depicted realistic subjects, they worked in an abstract mode to do so.

In 1940s-era New York City, a group of painters working in the abstract mode created radical work that looked to European avant-garde artists as well as to the art of ancient cultures, prioritizing improvisation, immediacy and direct personal expression. While they were never formally affiliated with one another, we know them today as Abstract Expressionists.

The male contingent of the Abstract Expressionists, which includes Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, is frequently cited in discussing leading figures of this internationally influential postwar art movement. However, the women of Abstract Expressionism, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and others, were equally involved in the art world of the time. Sexism, family obligations and societal pressures contributed to a long history of their being overlooked, but the female Abstract Expressionists experimented vigorously, developed their own style and produced significant bodies of work.

Draw your guests into abstract oil paintings across different eras and countries of origin. On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive range of abstract paintings along with a guide on how to arrange your wonderful new wall art.

If you’re working with a small living space, a colorful, oversize work can create depth in a given room, but there isn’t any need to overwhelm your interior with a sprawling pièce de résistance. Colorful abstractions of any size can pop against a white wall in your living room, but if you’re working with a colored backdrop, you may wish to stick to colors that complement the decor that is already in the space. Alternatively, let your painting make a statement on its own, regardless of its surroundings, or group it, gallery-style, with other works.