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Willem de Kooning

Author: Corinna Thierolf; Willem De Kooning; Michael Scuffil; Josephine Cordero Sapien
Publisher: Munich, Germany : Hirmer Verlag GmbH, [2018] ©2018
Series: Great masters of art (Munich, Germany)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1926, Willem de Kooning (1904-97) travelled from the Netherlands to the United States on a British freighter, hiding in the machine room without papers. The young art student eked out a living painting houses, signs, and facades before he was able to eventually dedicate himself entirely to painting, going on to forge friendships with artists such as Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack, and Mark Rothko. Today, De Kooning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Willem De Kooning; Willem De Kooning; Willem De Kooning
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corinna Thierolf; Willem De Kooning; Michael Scuffil; Josephine Cordero Sapien
ISBN: 3777430730 9783777430737
OCLC Number: 1044830272
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 71 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: William de Kooning: The picture as an event; Corinna Thierolf --
William de Kooning and the grin of the cat; Corinna Thierolf --
Biography --
Archive, discoveries, documents.
Series Title: Great masters of art (Munich, Germany)
Other Titles: Willem de Kooning.
Responsibility: Corinna Thierolf ; translation, Michael Scuffil (Leverkusen), Josephine Cordero Sapien (Exeter).

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In 1926, Willem de Kooning (1904-97) travelled from the Netherlands to the United States on a British freighter, hiding in the machine room without papers. The young art student eked out a living painting houses, signs, and facades before he was able to eventually dedicate himself entirely to painting, going on to forge friendships with artists such as Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack, and Mark Rothko. Today, De Kooning belongs to the outstanding painters of the abstract expressionist tradition, and is regarded as a pioneer of action painting along with Jackson Pollack. This volume revisits his life and artistic work in the United States, exploring its many vicissitudes of self-doubt, success, new beginnings, excess, and scandalous paintings.

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