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De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997

Works: 954 works in 2,084 publications in 9 languages and 34,606 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Biographical films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Performer, zxx, Other, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: N6537.D43, 759.13
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De Kooning : an American master by Mark Stevens( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the career of abstract expressionist Willem De Kooning, discussing his personal life with wife Elaine Fried, and his battle with alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease
Willem de Kooning by Harry F Gaugh( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the art of Willem de Kooning from the student in the Netherlands to the struggling artist in America
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's greatest painters, Willem de Kooning is a masterful colourist whose huge canvases are charged with enormous energy. The publication of this beautiful book, which presents eighty of de Kooning's finest paintings and painted works on paper from the early 1940s to the 1980s, coincides with the artist's ninetieth birthday in the spring of 1994. Organized thematically and chronologically, the book focuses on de Kooning's most noteworthy and original painted achievements: portraits from the early 1940s; black-and-white abstractions from 1945 to 1949 that established de Kooning as a leader of the abstract expressionist movement; monumental cityscape paintings from 1949 and 1950; key selections from the notorious Woman series of 1945 to 1954; highway and pastoral landscape abstractions from 1954 to 1960; lush figures in landscapes from 1966 to 1973; landscapes from the 1970s; and later expressive and calligraphic "tableaux." Drawing on new archival sources, essays by David Sylvester, Richard Shiff, and Marla Prather reassess de Kooning's critical status, examine his complex and evocative painting techniques, place him in the context of other artists and art movements of his era, and discuss the fundamental impact of his art on subsequent generations. The book serves as the catalogue for a major retrospective of de Kooning's work that will be on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington from 8 May 1994 to 5 September 1994, the Metropolitan Museum in New York from 6 October 1994 to 8 January 1995, and the Tate Gallery in London from 15 February 1995 to 7 May 1995
Willem de Kooning by Diane Waldman( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and Norwegian and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the Dutch-born artist, shows paintings from each part of his career, and discusses the evolution of his style
De Kooning : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the artists and their work, as influenced by the concept of American art per se
Willem de Kooning : reflections in the studio by Edvard Lieber( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique book, written and photographed by Edvard Lieber, who worked for the artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning during the 1980s, provides a rare opportunity to visit this remarkable couple in their own environment and to hear them tell anecdotes about their lives. By turns hilarious and insightful, the chronologically arranged stories both enrich and correct the published biographies of both artists, who were among the most important artistic figures of their generation and an integral part of the New York art scene. The author's intimate photographs of Bill de Kooning in his studio offer a visual counterpart to the text by showing the artist at work on the last great paintings of his career, demonstrating the extent of his creative genius even to the end."--Jacket
Willem de Kooning : drawings, paintings, sculpture : New York, Berlin, Paris by Paul Cummings( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning by Sally Yard( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning arrived in the United Sates in 1926 as a twenty-two-year-old stowaway from Holland, soon to become a leading figure in the emergence of abstract expressionist painting in New York. This volume presents over 100 illustrations of every phase of de Kooning's artistic evolution, and explains the personal and art historical background behind his groundbreaking work and its critical reception
A way of living : the art of Willem De Kooning by Judith Zilczer( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of artist Willem De Kooning, documenting his sketches, prepatory drawings, paintings, and sculptures
Who gets to call it art? : the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 by Peter Rosen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
Willem de Kooning : the artist's materials by Susan Lake( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This in-depth study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning (1904–1997) from the 1940s through the 1970s breaks new ground in its analysis of the artist’s working methods and yields new information about previously unreported materials. De Kooning’s idiosyncratic working methods have long engendered intense speculation and debate among conservators and art historians, primarily on the basis of visual inspection and anecdotal accounts rather than rigorous technical analysis. This is the first systematic study of de Kooning’s creative process to use comprehensive scientific examinations of the artist’s pigments, binders, and supports to inform art historical interpretations, thereby presenting a key to the complicated evolution of the artist’s work. Written for conservation scientists, conservators, specialists in modern art history, museum curators, and practicing artists, this book offers insights into the way an artist can achieve radical changes in style. The technical discussions will have practical applications for conservators, curators, collections managers, and collectors who care for twentieth-century art."--Publisher description
Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997 : content as a glimpse by Barbara Hess( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the most prominent pieces of Dutch American abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning's (1904-1997) body of work. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. Containing more than 100 illustrations -- approximately 48 in full color -- this work offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era
Willem de Kooning : works, writings and interviews by Sally Yard( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning : Morning, the Springs, 1983, oil on canvas : Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Willem de Kooning's "Morning: The Springs," completed in 1983 and housed in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
Women : Picasso, Beckmann, de Kooning : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regardless of the clichés associated with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Max Beckmann (1884-1950), and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) in the "public" private sphere, their exploration of the theme "woman" go far beyond one-sided definitions. Their portrayals of women are highly nuanced; they have a significance of their own and time and again become sensitive reflections of social and political problems and upheavals. They are not simply surfaces upon which are projected male longings and desires, but catalysts for a confrontation with the artist's own life and history (Picasso), while in Beckmann's work they are completely free, independent counter-images. De Kooning sees them as a separate force within which culminate opportunities for artistic expression. Contributions by art historians, authors, sociologists, and artists approach the theme from a variety of perspectives. Exhibition: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (30.3.-15.6.2012)
Willem De Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, the late works : September 17 - October 16, 1993 by Willem De Kooning( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected writings of Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pissarro : at the heart of impressionism = au coeur de l'impressionisme( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film (14 min.) traces the artistic development and life of French impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, using quotations from his letters. The second film is five minutes of silent, black and white footage of Pollack at work. In the third film (10 min.), Jackson Pollock is interviewed as he paints on glass at his home on Long Island, and speaks about his natural urge to paint. The fourth film (13 min.) shows Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning at work in his studio, and includes footage of the artist walking around New York. Narration consists of De Kooning's comments on his Woman paintings, New York, and other topics
Willem de Kooning by Carolyn Lanchner( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features ten pieces by abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning selected from the Museum of Modern Art's collection, discussing the cultural context and significance of each work
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