Famous Artist #5

Willem de Kooning

Born 1904 and died 1997

His style of work is abstract expressionist also known as action painting, using motion as well as showing motion with brush strokes.

He left school to be work with a commercial artist firm than did night classes at an art and science school in Rotterdam. Which is today its called Willem de Kooning Academie.

In 1926 he was a stowaway on a ship that landed in Virginia. While being in the US he became a house painter and doing commercial art as well.

He helped design murals as being apart of the art union.

He became a full time artist by doing commissions and teaching lessons with out having American citizenship.