Jack Tworkov (Fine Arts, Faculty)
The Wheel, (1953), oil on canvas
Digital Image (c) The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, N.Y.
One of the defining figures of Abstract Expressionism, Tworkov searched for orderly revelation in his exploration of gesture and form. According to James Panero of The New Criterion, "[Tworkov's] paintings do not seduce, they secure. They dig a foundation, erect four square walls, and put a roof over your head that is built to last."