American Abstract Artists (AAA)

American Abstract Artists (AAA)

American Abstract Artists (AAA) is an organisation established in 1936 with the aim of fostering the appreciation of abstract art in the US.

American Abstract Artists (AAA) was established in 1936 in New York City with the primary goal of promoting and enhancing public appreciation and understanding of abstract art. The organisation achieved this through exhibitions, publications, and lectures, making it a significant platform for the exchange of ideas and the presentation of abstract art to a wider audience.

American Abstract Artists played a vital role in advancing and legitimising abstract art in the United States and has a historical significance within the avant-garde art movement. Remarkably, it is one of the few artists' organisations that emerged during the Great Depression and has persisted into the 21st century.

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