The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts

Women of Abstract Expressionism installation at the Denver Art Museum, 2016

 Deborah Remington: A 20-Year Survey

This popular exhibition catalogue from the artist's first major retrospective is now available for viewing here with a click on the cover image to the right ....


The exhibition was on view at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (Dec. 15, 1983 through March 25, 1984) and at the Oakland Museum (August 25 through October 22, 1984).


The catalog includes an introduction by Paul Schimmel, who organized the exhibition, and an insightful essay by Dore Ashton, a leading critic of post-war American art.


The exhibition focused on Remington's work from 1963 to 1983 and featured examples of her signature Adelphi drawings as well as many of her luminous tonal paintings. The catalogue traces the development of her "mysterious imagery—a fusion of mechanical and organic references—that has never ceased to startle viewers with its gemlike hardness, its equivocal allusions, its baffling symmetries, tis theatrically heightened light."

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The Women of Abstract Expressionism

A long-awaited survey of female Abstract Expressionist artists revealing the richness and lasting influence of

their work


The artists Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington,

and many other women played major roles in the development of Abstract Expressionism, which flourished in New York and San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s and has been recognized as the first fully American modern art movement. Though the contributions of these women were central to American art of the twentieth century, their work has not received the same critical attention as that of their male counterparts.


Women of Abstract Expressionism is a long-overdue survey. Lavishly illustrated with full-color plates emphasizing the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of the movement, this book features biographies of more than forty artists, offering insight into their lives and work. Essays by noted scholars explore the techniques, concerns, and legacies of women in Abstract Expressionism, shedding light on their unique experiences.


This groundbreaking book reveals the richness of the careers of these important artists and offers keen new reflections on their work and the movement as a whole.

< One of the several write-ups regarding Deborah's work in Women of Abstract Expressionism published by Yale Press, June, 2016

Yale University Press: Women in AbEx ...

Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing:  Now Available through Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.)


Featuring essays by Lilly Wei and John Mendelsohn, this illustrated catalogue offers a long overdue opportunity to trace the artist's career through her drawing practice from its Abstract Expressionist roots in the 1950s to the large scale surrealist-inspired drawings the artist produced during the late 1990s.  To order: Contact D.A.P. at











Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing

A Life in Drawing

"Deborah Remington:

A Life in Drawing"

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