Nicholas Krushenick was an American painter based in New York. After running a successful gallery in the 1950's he first showed his own work in the 1960's. His best known works are hard-edged abstractions in which he painted flat, repeating forms in bright, hard colors delineated with bold black lines. He is regarded as the "father of Pop abstraction". His work is in most major public US collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, US), LACMA (LA, US), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL) and MoMA (New York, US).