A President, Seen From Every Angle: Elaine de Kooning on Painting JFK, in 1964
In December 1964, a little over a year after one of America’s most beloved presidents was assassinated, Elaine de Kooning recounted painting John F. Kennedy in ARTnews. De Kooning (who had already written several articles for ARTnews, notably a few pieces about Abstract Expressionist painters like her husband, Willem de Kooning) described the lengthy process […]
Recurring Waves of Arrival: Elaine de Kooning’s Portraits, from Loft Dwellers to JFK
WASHINGTON, DC – “I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman Library.
Instant Illuminations: Elaine de Kooning’s Early Portraiture
WASHINGTON, DC — While at the retrospective of Elaine de Kooning’s portraiture here at the National Portrait Gallery, I recalled reflections by the late figurative painter Sherman Drexler at his loft in Newark a couple of years ago. “You paint your desire, you paint your passion,” he said.
Sunday Afternoon, 1957 - Elaine de Kooning - WikiArt.org
‘Sunday Afternoon’ was created in 1957 by Elaine de Kooning in Abstract Expressionism style. Find more prominent pieces of abstract at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.