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Object ID 000201

Object Name de Kooning

Object Desc

Collection Mike Walsh Collection

Accession # 2017.02.103.005

Alternate ID NF 921 DEK

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date NOV 20,2018


Location NF

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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, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

Author Stevens, Mark, 1951-

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ISBN 1400041759


Language English

Publisher New York : A.A. Knopf, 2004.

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Spine / Label 921 DEK