Synopsis by Brooke Hodess
Dutch-born American painter Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a leader in the artistic movement of abstract expressionism. He was an avant-garde artist that inspired an entire generation. Part of the series on American Painters, this ten-minute video produced by Lucerne Media provides a comprehensive, introductory look at his life and works, from his struggles in the Depression to the height of his success in the 1950s and beyond. Lucerne Media has been serving the educational and public library market since 1974.