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Willem De Kooning

abstract expressionism

De Kooning, Willem (1904– ), Dutch-born U.S. painter, among the founders of abstract expressionism. Influenced by Arshile Gorky, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso, he painted abstract, highly colored pictures with thickly applied pigment. His series entitled Woman— including, for instance, Woman I (1952)—contains some of his most famous works.

See also: Abstract expressionism.

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