Willem de Kooning - Quotes

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Art never seems to make me peaceful or pure. ---->>>

I make pictures and someone comes in and calls it art. ---->>>

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.

I don't paint to live, I live to paint. ---->>>

An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will. ---->>>

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate. ---->>>

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists. ---->>>

Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-24, 1904
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Die: 03-19, 1997
Occupation: Artist
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Willem de Kooning (/ˈwɪləm də ˈkuːnɪŋ/; Dutch: [ˈʋɪləm də ˈkoːnɪŋ]; April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and moved to New York in 1927. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or "action painting", and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School (wikipedia)