Download e-book for iPad: A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning by Cathy Curtis

By Cathy Curtis

ISBN-10: 0190498471

ISBN-13: 9780190498474

the 1st biography of Elaine de Kooning, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient portrays a girl whose intelligence, droll humorousness, and generosity of spirit endeared her to associates and gave her a starring position within the close-knit global of recent York artists. Her zest for experience and freewheeling spending have been as mythical as her ever-present cigarette.

Flamboyant and witty in individual, she was once an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick evaluations in a deceptively informal sort. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically stream to catch topics as varied as President John F. Kennedy, basketball avid gamers, and bullfights.

In her romantic lifestyles, she went her personal method, continually prepared for male consciousness. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum impression; instead of being overshadowed via his status, she labored "in his light." approximately twenty years after their separation, after eventually embracing sobriety herself, she again to his facet to rescue him from serious alcoholism.

Based on painstaking study and dozens of interviews, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient brings to lifestyles a number one determine of twentieth-century artwork who lived a whole and interesting existence on her personal terms.

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