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United States Postal Services 2010 Issue
Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland

Abstract Expressionists

The United States Postal Service has issued a new commemorative souvenir sheet with 10 stamps that have a postage value of 44 Cents named "Abstract Expressionists" on the 11th of March 2010. Each of the stamps feature an artist painting that includes the artist name, painting name, with a brief message about the artist. The arrangement of the stamps suggests paintings hanging on a gallery wall. Each of the artists and their painting are listed below:

  • The Golden Wall (1961) by Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
  • Romanesque Facade (1949) by Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)
  • Orange and Yellow (1956) by Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
  • The Liver is the Cock's Comb (1914) by Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)
  • 1948-C (1948) by Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
  • Asheville (1948) by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
  • Achilles (1952) by Barnett Newman (1905-1970)
  • Convergence (1952) by Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)
  • Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34 (1953-1954) by Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
  • La Grande Vallee O (1983) by Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

"Abstract Expressionists" souvenir sheet can be purchased as a souvenir sheet of 10 stamps, or FDC. They will be printed using the offset printing process.


Abstract Expressionists FDC


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.usps.com/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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