Willem De Kooning The Artists Materials

Author(s): Susan F. Lake


A study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Dutch-born American abstract expressionist painter, from the 1940s through the 1970s. Using scientific examinations of the artist's pigments, binders, and supports, it informs art historical interpretations, presenting a key to the complicated evolution of the artist's work.


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Susan F. Lake is head of collection management and chief conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to variously as Abstract expressionism, Action painting, and the New York School. Other painters that developed this school inc. Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell.

General Fields

  • : 9781606060216
  • : Getty Trust Publications
  • : Getty Publications
  • : 0.376
  • : May 2010
  • : 254mm X 190mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Susan F. Lake
  • : Paperback
  • : 2020
  • : 759.13
  • : 112
  • : 34 colour & 17 b&w illustrations