How and why did early American abstraction develop?

Use the  the following artist for an examination of their stylistic development into abstraction:

 

  • Arthur Dove
  • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining your selected artist’s development into abstraction that responds to the following:
  • How and why did early American abstraction develop?
  • What subjects were present in your artist’s abstract works? Describe with at least one example from the artist.
  • Why did the artists choose to work in this style? To what influences were they responding to from Europe, and how was their own exploration of abstraction meaningful to them?
  • What is your own response to the artist’s work?

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.