Action Painters & Their Works - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following was NOT an action painter of the 1940s and 1950s in America?

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1. What elements of painting were part of the 1940s and 1950s style of action painting expressed by Abstract Expressionism?

2. What historical event was action painting a reaction to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Action painting was an artistic movement that took on many different forms. This quiz and worksheet combination will determine how familiar you are with various action painting artists and their works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Jackson Pollock's works
  • Mark Rothko's painting Orange and Red on Red
  • Elements of painting used in action painting
  • Various artists involved in the action painting movement

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice numerous study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related art history lesson on the action painting movement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the historical event to which action painting was a response
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to answer a question about why Jackson Pollock stopped naming his paintings

Additional Learning

Study this topic further by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Action Painters & Their Works. These objectives will be the focus of this lesson:

  • Analyze the historical event that led to the development of action painting
  • Understand Harold Rosenberg's role in this movement
  • Review the works of notable action painters
  • Address the various techniques action painting utilized