Noun Abstractionist Definition and Examples






noun & adjective

  1. 'Forty-something Innes is renowned as an ascetic abstractionist, his cool squares now a distinctive presence in the history of Scottish art.'
  2. 'When he painted this work, Hilton had not yet settled in Cornwall, where he was to become a key figure in the amorphous and influential St Ives school of abstractionists.'
  3. 'It's easy to look at the work of great abstractionists of the 20th century and take the view that there is no skill, nothing special, no artistry in their paintings and that any idiot with a paintbrush could do the same.'
  4. 'Conceptual abstractionists like ADS Donaldson may have all the theory in the world to underwrite their practice but, to be blunt, so what?'
  5. 'In this, his first solo exhibition in nine years, the distinguished abstractionist has chosen to sacrifice a body of images sanctified by popularity, and to risk the incomprehension and even irritation of his viewers.'
  6. '‘I am open to the influence of all good artists but American abstractionists left the greatest impact on me,’ he said.'
  7. 'No matter that his reputation rests on his pre-eminence as an abstractionist, Kelly's art is firmly rooted in what he sees.'
  8. 'The curators thus turn something of a cold shoulder to a generation that contains many fine painterly abstractionists - artists like Dona Nelson, Terry Winters, Bill Jensen, Louise Fishman and Cora Cohen, to name just a handful.'
  9. 'During the 1960s, when the New York art world tended to downgrade virtually all contemporary art that wasn't made by New York male abstractionists, you pointedly invited European and Asian artists into your festivals.'
  10. 'In a more recent portion of his autobiography, Rexroth reports that he and his first wife, Andree, also a painter, carried on correspondence with Theo van Doesberg, Moholy-Nagy, and other European post-Cubist abstractionists.'
((n.) An idealist.)


1. a person who produces abstract works of art. adjective

2. showing abstract characteristics in art; tending toward abstractionism.

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