A way of Living - critically acclaimed monograph on one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, the Dutch painter, Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). Kooning was a leading exponent of abstract expressionism and his stunning work continues to provoke and inspire subsequent generations of artists such as Cecily Brown, Rebecca Warren and Jonathan Lasker.
Richly illustrated and produced, the book includes Kooning's major works and periods, including his controversial 'Woman' paintings, as well as a wealth of accompanying sketches and preparatory drawings.
An illustrated chronology charts de Kooning's life, career and work, with photographs from the artist's archive interspersed throughout the book, enhancing understanding of the wider art historical context of his paintings.
Author Judith Zilczer (b. 1948) is an art historian and former Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution: She organized more than two dozen exhibitions during her twenty-nine years at the museum, serving as historian, curator of paintings, and acting chief curator .
Dimensions: 30.2 x 33 cm
Pages: 288 hardback
Author: Judith Zilczer