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de Kooning, Willem

Syllabification: de Koo·ning, Willem
Pronunciation: /də ˈko͞oniNG
 
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Definition of de Kooning, Willem in English:

( 1904–97), US painter; born in the Netherlands; a leading exponent of abstract expressionism. He usually retained figurative elements in his work, either represented or merely hinted at, as in Painting (1948). The female form became a central theme in his later work, notably in the Women series (1950–53).

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