I found this book riveting--both a brilliant portrait of the artist and a deeply felt exploration of his art.
This is an exhaustively researched and detailed account written in a way that draws the reader into de Kooning's struggle on a daily basis.
De Kooning's work is a great importance in the history of art and in the expression of the inner self of a great artist.
I'm a painter. So I already knew about de Kooning. But I read this, every word, and thorougly enjoyed it.Published 18 days ago by PJ Brunet
Great book on the life an American Master. De Kooning went from being an immigrant dutch decorative artist to one of the most famous painters in the world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Love Orcas
An absolutely fantastic story. Very important reading for any artist. The best history book on art I have ever read.Published 12 months ago by Northern Pony Artist
Stevens has written the only complete and detailed life of Willem De Kooning, one of the founders of American Abstract Expressionism ('Ab Ex' as it is often called) in print. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Indiana reader
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the life and work of de Kooning.
Very detailed informative book. Insightful. thoughtful book
a fairly well written book with redundant information in places that may not have been remembered. He was an interesting man and I would have liked to hear more from him than about... Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. Whitney
I read a lot of biographies and memoirs, and I think this book is a flat-out marvel. The only artist bio I can recommend as strongly is the Hillary Spurling two-part biography of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. S. Eckhoff
its as complex as his paintings, yet whirls and twirls through the winds and trends of the most important time in american art.Published on January 25, 2013 by William Quigley