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Willem De Kooning
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Corinna Thierolf
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Willem De Kooning

Corinna Thierolf



Art & Architecture;
Art & design styles: Abstract Expressionism;
Painting & paintings;
Individual artists, art monographs;
Biography: arts & entertainment


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In 1926 22 year - old Dutchman Willem de Kooning (1904 - 1997) travelled to the USA on a British freighter - without papers and hidden in the machine room. The young art student eked out a living by painting houses, signs and facades, before he was able aft er eight years to dedicate himself entirely to painting.

In the United States he established contacts with the art scene and forged friendships with artists such as Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Clifford Still, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Today De Ko oning belongs to the outstanding painters of Abstract Expressionism and together with Jackson Pollock is regarded as a pioneer of Action Painting. This publication vividly examines De Kooning's life, marked by self - doubts, successes, new beginnings, excess es, and scandalous paintings, as well as the evolution of his artistic work. In addition, author Corinna Thierolf opens up exciting perspectives on De Kooning's work by revealing entirely new, surprising relationships with the works of fellow artists such as Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, or Wassily Kandinsky.

By:   Corinna Thierolf
Imprint:   Hirmer
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9783777430737
ISBN 10:   3777430730
Series:   The Great Masters of Art
Pages:   72
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Corinna Thierolf is head conservator of the Bavarian State Painting Collections and has curated numerous exhibitions for the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

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