Nicholas Krushenick, 1929 – 1999 in NYC, was an American abstract painter whose artistic style straddled the line between Op Art, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Color Field. He was active in the New York art scene in the 1960s and 1970s, before he withdrew and focused his time as a professor at the University of Maryland for almost thirty years until his death in 1999.
Initially experimenting with a more Abstract Expressionist inspired style and cut paper collage, Krushenick is more well known for his paintings which use bold Liquitex colours and juxtaposing black lines, which fall under the category of pop abstraction. In fact, he is a singular figure within that style.
His works are in many international collections, including Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, Cleveland Museum of Art, Empire State Plaza Art Collection Albany, Folkwang Museum Essen, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Sydney, Museum of Modern Art New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Whitney Museum of American Art New York.