De Kooning: An American Master
A new book about the abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning is out.. "De Kooning: An American Master" by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan.
"William de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true "painter's painter" whose protean work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties, along with Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock, he became a key figure in the revolutionary American movement of abstract expressionism. Of all the painters in that group, he worked the longest and was the most prolific, creating powerful, startling images well into the 1980s.
The first major biography of de Kooning, this book captures both the life and work of this complex, romantic figure in American culture."
Excerpted from the book
Also, read a review of the book at the New Yorker.