AL HELD (October 12, 1928 – July 27, 2005)
Art Movement: Abstract Expressionism
ARTiFact: Habitual truancy resulted in him being asked to leave school at age 16 – he spent much of his adolescence sneaking into movie theaters in Times Square.
Artist Quote: “One of the profound powers of the artist is that he can will, or choose, to become anything he wills or chooses.”
Notable Artwork (shown below): Torquad II, 1985.
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