Elaine de Kooning  (American, 1919-1989) 

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Elaine de Kooning Biography
1918   Born Elaine Marie Fried on March 12, 1918 in New York, Ny
1936   Enrolls at Hunter College, drops out following year.
1937   Begins to attend classes at Leonardo da Vinci Art School, New York, NY
1938   Studies at American Artists School, 1938
1943   Marries Willem de Kooning
1956   Separated from Willem de Kooning, but they never divorced.
1960   Visiting professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
1972   Awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia.
1974   Begins two-year professorship at Parsons School of Design, New York.
1975   Artist in residence, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
1976   Holds Mellon Chair at Cooper Union, New York
1982   Holds Milton and Sally Avery Chair, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
1984   Awarded Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
1985   Awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore.
1988   Awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Long Island University, Southampton.
1989   Died in Southampton, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2008   New York Cool: Paintings and Sculptures from the NYU Art Collection, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY
2007   Pathways and Parallls: Roads to Abstract Expressionism, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
A Culture in the Making, Hacket Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006   Aspects of Humanity, CCAS, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Black Mountain College, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Black Mountain College: Its Time and Place, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Starting at Zero: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
2004   JFK and Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
American Expressionism: Art and Social Change, 1920s - 1950s, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2003   Elaine De Kooning, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999   Elaine de Kooning Portraits, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
1997   Art & Friendship: Selections from the Roland F. Pease Collection, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Elaine de Kooning Paintings 1955 - 1965, Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Major Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1994   Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988   Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1983   Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1982   Phoenix II, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1981   Spectrum Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1976   Graham Gallery, New York,NY (solo)
1974   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Focus, Philadelphia Museum of Art
American Self-Portraits 1670-1973, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1973   Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, NJ (solo)
1966   Drew University, New Jersey, NJ (solo)
1964   Graham Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1963   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1961   Graham Gallery, New York (solo)
De Aenille Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1960   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago (solo)
Howard Wise Gallery, Cleveland (solo)
Tanager Gallery, New York (solo)
Graham Gallery, New York (solo)
Hallmark Art Award Exhibition
1959   Gump's Gallery, New Mexico (solo)
Dord Fitz Gallery, Amarillo, New Mexico (solo)
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut
1958   Younger American Painters, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1957   University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (solo)
TTibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The New York School: The Second Generation, Jewish Museum, New York
1953 - 1957   The "9th St." Show, Stable Gallery New York, NY
1956   Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Abstract Expressionism 1900-1955, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (traveling exh.)
Young American Painters, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (traveling exh.)
1954   Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
International Biennial Exhibition of Painting, Tokyo
1952   Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1951   The "9th St." Show, Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1950   New Talent, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY

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