Elaine de Kooning

(American, 1919 - 1989)

bacchus by elaine de kooning

Elaine de Kooning

Bacchus, 1983

john f. kennedy #10 by elaine de kooning

Elaine de Kooning

John F. Kennedy #10, 1980

portrait of a woman by elaine de kooning

Elaine de Kooning

Portrait of a Woman, 1975

Biographie

Chronologie

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.

Expositions

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
Major Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)