abstract impressionist.He was, however, intimately associated with abstract expressionism , and during the 1950s and 60s painted some of the most lyrical works connected with that movement. The Painter's City (1956) is a well-known work. During the latter part of his life, from the late 1960s on, Guston's work changed startlingly. His new paintings, which shockingly departed from his previous refinement, were figurative and strange—nightmarishly cartoonish in image, blunt in approach, and often charged with social consciousness.
See studies by D. Ashton (1976) and M. Auping, ed. (2003).
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