Who is Willem de Kooning?

  • (noun): United States painter (born in the Netherlands) who was a leading American exponent of abstract expressionism (1904-1997).
    Synonyms: de Kooning

Willem De Kooning

Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Hans Burkhardt - Life and Work
... York's artists, foremost among them, Arshile Gorky and Willem de Kooning ... Stuart Davis used to come there and Willem de Kooning ... finisher, but Arshile Gorky always had faith in Willem de Kooning and me ...
Willem De Kooning - Estate
... Since 1989, De Kooning's oeuvre was controlled primarily by sculptor Lisa de Kooning, his only child and heir attorney John Eastman, the son of de Kooning’s ... De Kooning's art collection was then valued at $50 million to $150 million ... By 1996, Lisa de Kooning and Eastman decided to put the work into a trust for the artist's benefit that would become a foundation after his death ...
Western Painting - 20th Century - Abstract Expressionism
... Willem De Kooning, 1952–1953, Figurative abstract expressionism Jackson Pollock, No ... War American painting called Abstract expressionism included artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, Adolph ... to the violent and grotesque Women series of Willem de Kooning ...

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    The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904)

    The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904)

    My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
    —Willem De Kooning (b. 1904)