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"I don’t paint to live, I live to paint." - Willem de Kooning

artnet: “ “I don’t paint to live, I live to paint.” – Willem de Kooning A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, famed artist Willem de Kooning was born on this day in 1904 in.

Elaine and Willem De Kooning

Elaine de Kooning, famous commissions was for President John F. Kennedy, abstract art of Elaine de Kooning.

"I don't paint for a living. I paint to live." —Willem de Kooning, 1975 The Abstract Expressionist artist was born today, April 24, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. #WillemdeKooning #ArtistBirthday #Gagosian _________ Image: Willem de Kooning in his studio on Fourth Avenue, November 1946. Photo by Harry Bowden. Harry Bowden papers, 1922–72, courtesy Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. All artworks © 2017 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

“Miles Davis bends the notes. He doesn’t play them, he bends them. I bend the paint.” - Willem de Kooning & one of his paintings 1945

Willem de Kooning with Lisa de Kooning, in his studio, East Hampton, Long Island, 1978 Photographer: Arnold Newman © Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images

Willem de Kooning with Lisa de Kooning, in his studio, East Hampton, Long Island, 1978 Photographer: Arnold Newman © Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Image

Josef Albers Teaching students at Black Mountain College in Black Mountain, NC. WHY REMEMBER BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE?    • Teachers and students included:       John Rice,      Founder & Classics Scholar     Josef Albers, Painter     Charles Olson, Writer     John Cage, Composer     Buckminster Fuller, Architect     Merce Cunningham,      Dancer & Choreographer     Robert Creeley, Poet     Jacob Lawrence, Painter     Willem de Kooning, Painter     Franz Kline, Painter     Robert Rauschenberg…

Josef Albers Teaching students at Black Mountain College in Black Mountain, NC…

elaine & bill..  a fascinating pair. seems like they were truly soul mates..  like patti smith & robert mapplethorpe. sighhh...

Abstract Expressionist artist Willem de Kooning and his wife, Eliane in his New York studio.

Willem de Kooning (Róterdam1904 - Long Island; 1997); pintor neerlandés nacionalizado estadounidense.  En los años posteriores a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, de Kooning pintó dentro del movimiento del expresionismo abstracto, y dentro del seno de esta tendencia, sigue la action painting o pintura gestual. Otros pintores de este movimiento fueron Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko y Clyfford Still. Más tarde, de Kooning experimentó con otros movimientos artísticos.

publicartfund: “ It’s Today we’ll be sharing images of artist Willem de Kooning in his signature painting outfit - overalls. Did you know Public Art Fund featured two of his sculptures.

Willem de Kooning 1950

Willem de Kooning 1950

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