Willem de Kooning

Discover the captivating artworks and creative journey of Willem de Kooning, a renowned artist who revolutionized the world of abstract expressionism. Immerse yourself in his unique style and explore the profound impact of his masterpieces.
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A leading artist among the Abstract Expressionists, Willem de Kooning never believed that abstraction and representation were mutually exclusive. As he stated: “I’m not interested in ‘abstracting’ or taking things out or reducing painting to design, form, line, and color. I paint this way because I can keep putting more things in it–drama, anger, pain, love, a figure, a horse, my ideas about space. Through your eyes it again becomes an emotion or idea.” Woman and Bicycle, one of a series of…

Beverly Bledsoe
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Willem de Kooning has become synonymous with a post–World War II art movement known as Abstract Expressionism. As the world attempted to put itself together after the war, so did artists like de Kooning, who felt disillusioned and damaged by the events that transpired. De Kooning's work expresses the ugly reality of that new world.

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Willem de Kooning is widely known for his masterful yet highly idiosyncratic working methods. Less recognized is the extent to which he employed unconventional as well as traditional materials in his paintings to achieve specific visual effects.

Anne Clark
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Artwork by Willem de Kooning | The Susan Sheehan Gallery has specialized in Post-War American prints and works on paper since 1985. The gallery is an active member of the Art Dealers Association of America and International Fine Print Dealers Association.

Stephanie Irey

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