If you’re a painter, you’re not alone. There’s no way to be alone.

Franz Kline

Suspended 1953

Franz Kline’s story reads like a movie plot: Young artist starts out with high hopes, spends years struggling without success, eventually finds a style, becomes an “overnight sensation” and dies too soon. He left us with the understanding that one of the ways to approach Abstract Expressionism was through psychic vision. He couldn’t explain what his paintings meant, because that wasn’t their purpose. Kline’s paintings were supposed to make one feel, not comprehend.



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