Some Light Scheme Color and Texture from Willem de Kooning Early Works

Willem de Kooning (/ˈwɪləm də ˈknɪŋ/;Dutch: [ˈʋɪləm də ˈkoːnɪŋ]; April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch-Americanabstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and moved to New York in 1927.

 

 

De Kooning began painting in his free time and in 1928 he joined the art colony at Woodstock, New York. He also began to meet some of the modernist artists active in Manhattan. Among them were the American Stuart Davis, the Armenian Arshile Gorky and the Russian John Graham, whom de Kooning collectively called the “Three Musketeers”