Abstract Expressionist Painter Esteban Vicente was born in 1903 in Turégano, Spain. Vicente moved to the United States in 1936, joining the bohemian community of New York School artists. He shared a studio in the East Village with Willem de Kooning and his contemporaries included Elaine de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline and Barnett Newman. Additionally Vicente helped organize and participated in the famous 1951 9th Street Art Exhibition.
A new show at The Morrison Gallery will feature oils from late in the career of famous abstract expressionist painter Esteban Vicente. These paintings were largely inspired by the garden of Vicente’s Bridgehampton, Long Island home.
In a 2013 catalog of Vicente’s work, New York art gallery owner Barbara Toll wrote, “Esteban Vicente created a garden with the colors he wanted to paint. And with the garden as inspiration, he used those colors to paint ethereal canvases.”