The transition into the fifties was a fundamental step for some artists of the first generation of the School of New York. The Abstract Expressionists were able to pursue a personal research and to become more and more focused on their independent styles, deeply influencing the evolution of artistic tendencies nationally and globally.
The artists of the second generation also developed distinct and unique languages. Raymond Parker (1922-1990) works in the context of this artistic research. He will be recognised as an Abstract Expressionist, but he is also linked to Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction and considered a crucial figure of the Post-Painterly Abstraction movement.