Object ID 000201
Object Name de Kooning
Collection Mike Walsh Collection
Accession # 2017.02.103.005
Alternate ID NF 921 DEK
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Gift
Accession Date NOV 20,2018
Start Year Range
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Status In Collection
Object Keywords De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997.,Biography,
Title de Kooning
Sub-Title an American master
Description / Abstract The first major biography of de Kooning captures both the life and work of this complex, romantic figure in American culture. Ten years in the making, and based on previously unseen letters and documents as well as on hundreds of interviews, this is a fresh, richly detailed, and masterful portrait. The young de Kooning overcame an unstable, impoverished, and often violent early family life to enter the Academie in Rotterdam, where he learned both classic art and guild techniques. Arriving in New York as a stowaway from Holland in 1926, he underwent a long struggle to become a painter and an American, developing a passionate friendship with his fellow immigrant Arshile Gorky, who was both a mentor and an inspiration.
Physical Description xvii, 731,  p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Publisher New York : A.A. Knopf, 2004.
Spine / Label 921 DEK