De Kooning, Elaine Marie, b. 1918 d. 1989
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 1.8 linear feet
Collection Summary: The Elaine de Kooning papers date circa 1959-1988 and measure 1.5 linear feet. Scrapbooks, writings, interviews, lectures, photographs, printed material and artifacts document Elaine de Kooning's career and life with Willem de Kooning.
Biographical/Historical Note: Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) was an Abstract Expressionist painter, teacher and writer who lived and worked in New York City and East Hampton, N.Y. De Kooning was married to artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2003 by Denise Lassaw, de Kooning's goddaughter and her mother Ernestine Lassaw, and in 2013-2015 by Denise Lassaw. Interview transcripts and lectures donated 2015 by Doris Aach, an artist who transcribed them for de Kooning.
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Also in the Archives
- Elaine and Willem de Kooning financial records, 1951-1969
- Oral history interview with Elaine de Kooning, 1981 Aug. 27
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to De Kooning, Elaine Marie