Elaine de Kooning

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine de Kooning became a noted Abstract Expressionist painter who also pursued portrait painting in a semi-realist style. In 1943, she married Willem de Kooning, a Dutch immigrant artist. Together they worked relentlessly on their painting and she on the promotion of her husband’s talents. In addition to her passion for painting and promoting, Elaine was also a prominent figure in the world of education. She held teaching posts at many colleges and universities including Yale, Cooper Union, Bard College, and the Parsons School of Fine Art.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1952 Stable Gallery
1957 Tibor de Nagy Gallery
1959 Lyman Allen Art Museum
1960 Ellison Gallery
1964 The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
1965 Graham Gallery
1979 Lauren Rogers Library and Museum
1986 Gruenebaum Gallery
1991 Joan T. Washburn Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1956 Stable Gallery
1956 Walker Arts Center
1956 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1960 Walker Art Center
1961 Whitney Museum of American Art
1964 The Art Institute of Chicago
1980 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
1990 Guild Hall Museum

Selected Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Solomon Guggenheim Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Arkansas Art Center
Elmira College Art Gallery
Greenville County Museum of Art
Guild Hall Museum
Hirshhorn Museum of Art
The Kennedy Library
Loch Haven Art Center
Montclair Art Museum
The Neuberger Museum of Art
The Truman Library