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Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning was a Dutch-American artist who was a prominent figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement of the mid-20th century. He was known for his large-scale abstract paintings, characterised by a gestural and expressive brushwork, as well as his innovative use of colour. De Kooning’s exploration of the female form, represented in a bold and confident manner, has become one of his most recognisable themes, and his works in this area are considered landmarks of modern art. He was a master of abstraction, and his impact on the art world and his influence on later generations of artists have established him as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works are held in numerous prestigious collections around the world and continue to captivate audiences and inspire new interpretations.

Willem de Kooning Biography