Kooning, Willem de Artists Art History

(1904-1997) American painter, emigrated to the United States in 1926 and settled in New York City. He began experiments with abstraction as early as 1928, but continued to produce realistic paintings throughout the 1930s. Influenced by Arshile Gorky, de Kooning forged a powerful abstract style and in the 1940s became a leader of abstract expressionism.

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