Art & Design
Elaine de Kooning 1918~1989
Elaine de Kooning
Elaine de Kooning was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era. She wrote extensively on the art of the period and was an editorial associate for Art News magazine.
March 12, 1918,
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
February 1, 1989,
Southampton, New York, United States
NPR Morning Edition
When artist Elaine de Kooning made portraits of figures such as John F. Kennedy, she described the process like falling in love.
"Painting a portrait is a concentration on one particular person and no one else will do," she said.
As a dancer, she also saw painting as more of a "verb than a noun." NPR's Susan Stamberg explores her legacy in this beautiful report.
For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun
Elaine de Kooning's boldness as an artist matched the boldness of her spirit.
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