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Willem De Kooning (1904 - 1997)

Willem De Kooning (1904 - 1997)

Willem de Kooning. An abstract expressionist painter born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Rotterdam Academy of Fine Art accepted de Kooning as a student in 1916.

De Kooning initially worked as a commercial house decorator but in 1926 he stowed away on a boat to New York. From 1937 he worked in the mural and easel painting divisions of the Federal Art Project, but was forced to resign as he was not yet an American citizen.

de Kooning was at the center of a group of artists that included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. Later termed Abstract Expressionists, they were to make New York City the cultural capitol of the world. His abstractions in black and white dating from the late 1940's are still considered paradigmatic Action Painting.

In the 1980s de Kooning was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease. A court declared him unfit to manage his estate, which was turned over to conservators. The quality of his later work declined and the value of his earlier work increased. At Sotheby's auctions Pink Lady (1944) sold for $3.6 million in 1987 and Interchange (1955) brought $20.6 million in 1989.

Famous de Kooning quotation: "The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time".

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Willem De Kooning : Zurich 1947 : $339

Willem De Kooning
Zurich 1947
85 x 57cm [33,4 x 22.4"]
$339 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Woman 1 1950 1952 : $369

Willem De Kooning
Woman 1 1950 1952
90 x 70cm [35.4 x 27.5"]
$369 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Untitled I  1982 : $405

Willem De Kooning
Untitled I 1982
100 x 90cm [39.3 x 35.4"]
$405 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Untitled XI  1981 : $409

Willem De Kooning
Untitled XI 1981
100 x 95cm [39.3 x 37.4"]
$409 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Untitled XIV  1977 : $409

Willem De Kooning
Untitled XIV 1977
100 x 95cm [39.3 x 37.4"]
$409 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Untitled V  1976 : $335

Willem De Kooning
Untitled V 1976
75 x 86 cm [29.5 x 33.8"]
$335 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Whose Name Was Writ in Water  1975 : $339

Willem De Kooning
Whose Name Was Writ in Water 1975
75 x 86 cm [29.5 x 33.8"]
$339 inc shipping

Willem De Kooning : Red Man with Moustache  1971 : $365

Willem De Kooning
Red Man with Moustache 1971
90 x 44 cm [35.4 x 17.3"]
$365 inc shipping

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