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Willem de Kooning


Abstract expressionist painter whose best-known functions included “Female We,” “Attic,” and “Excavation.” His 1st solo show is at 1948 in the Charles Egan Gallery. He worked well as an associate to the artwork director in a Rotterdam division store through the 1920s. He also created a enthusiasm for jazz after going to the Savoy Ballroom many times in 1932 with muralist David Margolis. His painting, “Female III,” offered for an astounding $137 million in 2006. He was created in to the working-class category of Leendert de Kooning and Cornelia Nobel; he resided with his mom pursuing his parents’ 1907 divorce. He wedded Elaine Marie Fried in 1943. He and Jackson Pollock had been both abstract expressionists from the New York College; additional painters in the institution included Clyfford Still, Anne Ryan, and Adolph Gottlieb.

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Full Name Willem de Kooning
Date Of Birth April 24, 1904
Died March 19, 1997, East Hampton, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Profession Painter
Education Willem de Kooning Academy, Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts
Nationality Dutch, American
Spouse Elaine de Kooning
Children Lisa de Kooning
Parents Cornelia Nobel, Leendert de Kooning
Awards Logan Medal of the Arts
Star Sign Taurus

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1 He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1986 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
2 He was a painter.
3 Is portrayed by Val Kilmer in Pollock (2000)
4 Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 150-152. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.



Ten Modern Artists 1964 TV Mini-Series Subject



Omnibus 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Seven Portraits 1983 Short Himself
De kooning on de kooning 1982 Documentary Himself
Painters Painting 1973 Documentary Himself (painter)

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Who Gets to Call It Art? 2006 Documentary Himself
Robert Rauschenberg: Man at Work 1997 Documentary Himself

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1 [on 'The Connoisseur', Norman Rockwell's satirical view of Jackson Pollock's art] Square inch by square inch, it's better than Jackson.

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