Al Held

Born 1928, Brooklyn, NY. Died 2005, Todi, Italy.



Al Held began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, but after becoming dissatisfied with this type of painting, he began to exhibit work demonstrating an alternative style. Given the title Post-Painterly Abstraction, or "concrete abstractions," these later works exhibited large, crisp-edged geometric forms with aggressive colors and were met with great acclaim, establishing him as a major figure in the art world. Al Held was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1928, and died in Italy in 2005 at the age of seventy-seven.