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KOONING, Willem de (1904 - 1997), Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KOONING, Willem de (1904 - 1997), Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, sculptor

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Active in USA from 1926 and naturalised in 1962.

Born 24 April 1904, in Rotterdam; died 19 March 1997, in Long Island (New York).

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, pastellist, sculptor, draughtsman.

American Abstract Artists (AAA). New York School.

Willem de Kooning left school in Rotterdam at age 12 as a result of financial pressure, and was apprenticed

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