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De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997

Works: 739 works in 1,809 publications in 11 languages and 32,789 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, zxx, Performer, Other, Creator
Classifications: N6537.D43, 759.13
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Willem de Kooning by Harry F Gaugh( Book )

52 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the art of Willem de Kooning from the student in the Netherlands to the struggling artist in America
De Kooning : an American master by Mark Stevens( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the career of abstract expressionist Willem De Kooning, discussing his personal life with wife Elaine Fried, and his battle with alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease
Willem de Kooning : paintings by Marla Prather( Book )

21 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Amerikaanse kunstenaar van Nederlandse origine (1904- )
Willem de Kooning by Diane Waldman( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the Dutch-born artist, shows paintings from each part of his career, and discusses the evolution of his style
De Kooning : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, covering the full diversity of de Kooning's art and placing his many masterpieces in the context of a complex and fascinating pictorial practice. An introductory essay by John Elderfield, MoMA's Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture, provides an in-depth exploration of de Kooning's development, context and sources, theory of art and working methods. Sections devoted to particular areas of the artist's oeuvre provide an illustrated chronology of the period and a brief introduction, as well as detailed entries on groups of works. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of de Kooning's artistic career to date
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters long before the art world thrust them into international prominence. At this exciting and pivotal moment, de Antonio filmed and interviewed the painters informally in their studios. Artists interviewed include Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Willem de Kooning : reflections in the studio by Edvard Lieber( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique book, written and photographed by Edvard Lieber, who worked for the artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning during the 1980s, provides a rare opportunity to visit this remarkable couple in their own environment and to hear them tell anecdotes about their lives. By turns hilarious and insightful, the chronologically arranged stories both enrich and correct the published biographies of both artists, who were among the most important artistic figures of their generation and an integral part of the New York art scene. The author's intimate photographs of Bill de Kooning in his studio offer a visual counterpart to the text by showing the artist at work on the last great paintings of his career, demonstrating the extent of his creative genius even to the end."--Jacket
Willem de Kooning by Sally Yard( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Sally Yard details the progress of de Kooning's career, from his brief stint as a WPA painter, to his first one-person exhibition of abstract work in 1948. Five years later, an exhibition of women painted in aggressive, lashing gestures stunned contemporaries, not only for the vehemence of the artist's attack, but also for the reversal of direction from abstraction to figuration. The alternation and intertwining of these two genres remained fundamental to de Kooning's work over six decades
A way of living : the art of Willem De Kooning by Judith Zilczer( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of artist Willem De Kooning, documenting his sketches, prepatory drawings, paintings, and sculptures
Who gets to call it art? the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 by Peter Rosen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997 : content as a glimpse by Barbara Hess( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the most prominent pieces of Dutch American abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning's (1904-1997) body of work. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. Containing more than 100 illustrations -- approximately 48 in full color -- this work offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era
Willem de Kooning : works, writings and interviews by Sally Yard( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning : the artist's materials by Susan Lake( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudio sistemático sobre la obra del artista desde los años 40 a los 70 del siglo pasado, en los que el pintor innova en su análisis sobre los métodos pictóricos. Representante del Expresionismo abstracto, Kooning empastaba los lienzos con distintos materiales: pintura alkyd sobre la que aplicaba una capa de pintura al óleo, aceite de cocina, agua, yeso mezclado con pintura plástica... según la conveniencia de su particular visión artística. Se analiza el proceso creativo mediante el estudio científico de sus pigmentos, carpetas y soportes para su interpertación histórica como clave de la evolución de la obra artística
Women : Picasso, Beckmann, de Kooning : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regardless of the clichés associated with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Max Beckmann (1884-1950), and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) in the "public" private sphere, their exploration of the theme "woman" go far beyond one-sided definitions. Their portrayals of women are highly nuanced; they have a significance of their own and time and again become sensitive reflections of social and political problems and upheavals. They are not simply surfaces upon which are projected male longings and desires, but catalysts for a confrontation with the artist's own life and history (Picasso), while in Beckmann's work they are completely free, independent counter-images. De Kooning sees them as a separate force within which culminate opportunities for artistic expression. Contributions by art historians, authors, sociologists, and artists approach the theme from a variety of perspectives. Exhibition: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (30.3.-15.6.2012)
Willem de Kooning : artist by Willem De Kooning( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the life of American abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. Still and motion pictures made over his career are interjected into informal conversations with the artist and his wife
Pissarro at the heart of impressionism = au coeur de l'impressionisme( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film (14 min.) traces the artistic development and life of French impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, using quotations from his letters. The second film is five minutes of silent, black and white footage of Pollack at work. In the third film (10 min.), Jackson Pollock is interviewed as he paints on glass at his home on Long Island, and speaks about his natural urge to paint. The fourth film (13 min.) shows Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning at work in his studio, and includes footage of the artist walking around New York. Narration consists of De Kooning's comments on his Woman paintings, New York, and other topics
De Kooning : paintings, 1960-1980, kunstmuseum basel by Willem De Kooning( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning is celebrated in the United States as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and a leading Abstract Expressionist. In Europe, however, the artist has yet to be fully recognized, particularly with regards to his work of the 1960s and 1970s, when he retreated from urban life to live and work on Long Island. This segment of de Kooning's oeuvre bears the imprint of a fundamental experience of the landscape, for it was in these Long Island works that he developed a new style of figuration, characterized by a transformed sense of color and energetic gesture. This period of vigorous, pioneering creativity is illuminated for the first time in this volume, which features a concentrated selection of large-format paintings. In images and essays by Klaus Kertess, Harold Rosenberg, and others, the book illustrates how de Kooning's paintings--although recognizable as landscapes--grew abstract under the influence of his intense experience of nature
The collected writings of Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning Morning, the Springs, 1983, oil on canvas : Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Willem de Kooning's "Morning: The Springs," completed in 1983 and housed in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
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