Greenfield-Sanders fuses painting and photography. They are abstract but are also figurative. The work calls up memories and nostalgia. The work takes photographs, scans and edits these found images (usually from family albums found at flea markets and the like). She prints the images onto paper, painting with watercolor. Then comes the oil rendering.
Fan of abstract expressionism will need no introduction to Gottlieb. Beggining with his early exhibitions in the 30s he became a major figure in American art. He was part of the group of abstract expressionists known as "The Ten" who exhibited together for years. Abstract expressionism is, in some ways, the American answer to surrealism. This is a simplification but both share a love of the spontaneous, the subconscious.
Thiebaud has lived and worked in California for decades. He was born in 1920 in Arizona and a year later his family moved to Los Angeles. He became interested in stage design and lighting. A job in a movie theater led to him creating posters for films in the 1930s. During this time he also worked for Walt Disney Studios and the Air Force Motion Picture Unit.
Thiebaud, now in his 90s, lives and works in California and New York.