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Willem de Kooning

(American/Dutch, 1904–1997)

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Willem de Kooning

Woman, 1964

Biography

Timeline

1904
Born: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1916
Attended Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts & Letters, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Apprentice to the commercial artists Jan and Jaap Gidding, Rotterdam
1920 - 1923
Art director of a Rotterdam department store
1926
Immigrated to the United States
1934
Joined the Artist's Union
1935
Joined mural division, W.P.A. Federal Art Project
1948
Instructor at Black Mountain College, Beria, North Carolina
1950 - 1951
Instructor at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1951
Recipient, Medal and Purchase Prize, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1959 - 1960
Instructor at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Exhibitions

2010
Modern Times: responding to chaos - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK
Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009
MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Originalgrafiken, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen - Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
American Abstractions Part 2: Paintings 1950's - Present - Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Figure and Dr Freud - Haunch of Venison - New York, New York, NY
Bilderträume. Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2008
De Kooning, Mitchell, Richter: Paintings from the 1980s, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY
New Acquisitions: The Moderns, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Willem de Kooning, Lucio Fontana, Eva Hesse, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, The Jewish Miseum, New York, NY
Willem de Kooning: Works on Paper, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
2007
Willem de Kooning: The Last Beginning, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Willem de Kooning: Paintings 1975-1978, L&M Arts, New York, NY
Willem de Kooning, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
American Masters, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 - 2006
de Kooning: Paintings 1960-1980, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
2002
Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
2001
Willem de Kooning and John Chamberlain: Influence and Transformation, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
Willem de Kooning: 1987 Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, The 1980s, The Walker Art Center, San Francisco, CA
1996
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany