Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning (b. April 24, 1904, d. March 19, 1997) is a pioneering figure of Abstract Expressionism and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Born on April 24, 1904, in Rotterdam, de Kooning would become recognized as a leader of the New York school by the 1950s. Moving seamlessly from figuration to abstraction—and at times working simultaneously in both—de Kooning’s work underwent radical stylistic shifts from decade to decade, continuously evolving and refining.  The Johanna Liesbeth de Kooning Trust has been represented by Pace Gallery since 2010.

Images
, c. 1937. oil on board, 12" x 22" (30.5 cm x 55.9 cm).
Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, c. 1937. oil on board, 12" x 22" (30.5 cm x 55.9 cm).
, 1982. oil on canvas, 70" x 80" (177.8 cm x 203.2 cm).
Untitled IV, 1982. oil on canvas, 70" x 80" (177.8 cm x 203.2 cm).
, c. 1970-74. oil on vellum on canvas, with masking tape, 73-1/2" x 42-1/8" (186.7 cm x 107 cm).
<no title>, c. 1970-74. oil on vellum on canvas, with masking tape, 73-1/2" x 42-1/8" (186.7 cm x 107 cm).
, 1972. bronze, 24-1/2" x 17-3/4" x 16" (62.2 cm x 45.1 cm x 40.6 cm).
Cross-legged Figure, 1972. bronze, 24-1/2" x 17-3/4" x 16" (62.2 cm x 45.1 cm x 40.6 cm).
, 1969. oil on paper on canvas, 72-1/2" x 70-1/4" (184.2 cm x 178.4 cm).
Montauk II, 1969. oil on paper on canvas, 72-1/2" x 70-1/4" (184.2 cm x 178.4 cm).
, c. 1980. ink on paper, double-sided, 8-1/2" x 11-1/16" (21.6 cm x 28.1 cm).
<no title>, c. 1980. ink on paper, double-sided, 8-1/2" x 11-1/16" (21.6 cm x 28.1 cm).
, 1985. oil on canvas, 77 x 88" (195.6 x 223.5 cm).
Untitled VIII, 1985. oil on canvas, 77 x 88" (195.6 x 223.5 cm).
, 1952. oil on canvas, 59" x 43" (149.9 cm x 109.2 cm).
Woman II, 1952. oil on canvas, 59" x 43" (149.9 cm x 109.2 cm).
, 1969-84. bronze, 12'4" x 21' x 6'8" (376.8 x 640.1 x 203.2 cm).
Standing Figure, 1969-84. bronze, 12'4" x 21' x 6'8" (376.8 x 640.1 x 203.2 cm).
charcoal and gouache on tracing paper, 36-1/2" x 23-1/2" (92.7 cm x 59.7 cm).
Study for Womancharcoal and gouache on tracing paper, 36-1/2" x 23-1/2" (92.7 cm x 59.7 cm).

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Father, Mother, Sister, Brother , c. 1937. oil on board, 12" x 22" (30.5 cm x 55.9 cm).