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Willem de Kooning

Painter (24-Apr-1904 — 19-Mar-1997)


David Anfam. Garden in Delft: Willem de Kooning Landscapes, 1928-88. Mitchell-Innes & Nash. 2006. 57pp.

Lee Hall. Elaine and Bill, Portrait of a Marriage: The Lives of Willem and Elaine de Kooning. HarperCollins. 1993. 340pp.

Barbara Hess. Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997: Content as a Glimpse. Taschen. 2004. 96pp.

Thomas B. Hess. Willem de Kooning. George Braziller. 1959. 128pp.

Harriet Janis; Rudi Blesh. De Kooning. Grove Press. 1960. 71pp.

Klaus Kertess. Willem de Kooning: Drawing Seeing/Seeing Drawing. Distributed Art Publishers. 1998. 127pp.

Edvard Lieber. Willem De Kooning: Reflections in the Studio. Henry N. Abrams. 2000. 137pp.

Peter Schieldahl. Willem de Kooning: Drawings and Sculpture. Mitchell-Innes & Nash. 1999. 152pp.

Mark Stevens; Annalyn Swan. De Kooning: An American Master. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2004. 731pp.

Judith Zilczer. Willem de Kooning: From the Hirshhorn Museum Collection. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution. 1993. 218pp.


  1. Her Father's Daughter: The Turbulent Life of Lisa de Kooning
    by Peter Haldeman. The New York Times, 15-Mar-2013.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.277)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.405)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.173)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.401)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.267)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.410)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.135)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.128)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.261)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.182)

  16. Who's Who in America 1970 (p.555)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.64)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.62)

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