de Kooning, Willem

Willem de Kooning was born in 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He came to the United States in 1926 and settled briefly in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he worked as a house painter before moving to New York in 1927. After working in the mural and easel divisions of the WPA Federal Art Project in the mid-30s, he was able to paint full-time. During the 40s, he participated in group shows with other New York School artists, the Abstract Expressionists. De Kooningis first solo show, in 1948, at...See more