How does a penniless young Dutch stowaway transform into America’s first art superstar? Find out in the latest instalment of 'Paintings on the Wall' about the life and times of painter Willem de Kooning along with Paul's recollections of his friend...
Willem de Kooning, Seated Figure (Classic Male) 1941-43
Willem de Kooning, 1958
Willem de Kooning :: 1978
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)w as a Dutch American abstract expressionist. & painted in a style referred to as Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. The hallmark of de Kooning's style was an emphasis on complex figure ground ambiguity. Background figures would overlap other figures causing them to appear in the foreground, which in turn might be overlapped by dripping lines of paint thus positioning the area into the background.
Willem de Kooning, Woman Sitting, 1943
Willem de Kooning - Artist 20th c. - At Work.
Woman I by Willem de Kooning "William de Kooning is a true master because of he is able to encompass both attraction and repulsion."
Willem de Kooning, Valentine, 1947, Oil and enamel and paper on bard, 92,2 x 61,5 cm Kooning, Willem de: Fine Arts, After 1945 in America | The Red List