de Kooning by Mark Stevens, Annalyn Swan

This book offers an in-depth study into the life and works of a renowned Dutch-American Abstract Expressionist artist. The authors delve into his troubled childhood in Rotterdam, his immigration to America, and his struggles with alcoholism and Alzheimer's in his later years. They also explore his artistic journey, from his early work as a house painter to his rise as a leading figure in the New York art scene, detailing his unique style that blended abstraction and figuration. The book also highlights his tumultuous relationships, particularly with women, and how these influenced his art.

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