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By Cathy Curtis

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 acquaintances and gave her a starring function within the close-knit international 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 critiques in a deceptively informal type. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically circulation to trap topics as varied as President John F. Kennedy, basketball avid gamers, and bullfights.

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

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

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