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Gene,
Brett Weston was not influenced by the abstract expressionists. Brett's photographic career pre-dates the Abstract Expressionist by two decades. Brett started shooting with an abstract eye in Mexico in 1926. The Abstract Expressionists made their splash on the art scene in 1946 and blossumed into the 1950's.
I am aware of Brett's early foray into "abstract" work during his time in Mexico with his dad. I have more in mind his later work which always reminded me, compositionally, of the work of Kline and Motherwell.
As far as the work of the Abstract Expressionist goes, I am well aware of their time table and importance as I have taken enough modern art history classes to have majored in that subject instead of sculpture.

gene