Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters.
Newman was born in New York City, the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland. He studied philosophy at the City College of New York and worked in his father’s business manufacturing clothing.From the 1930s he made paintings, said to be in an expressionist style, but eventually destroyed all these works.
A well-respected writer and critic who also organized exhibitions and wrote catalogs, Newman later became a member of the Uptown Group.
the book offers revelatory essays on the artist, his career, and his working methods and features fascinating photographs of Newman, his studios, and his installations.