Elaine de Kooning papers, circa 1959-1988

De Kooning, Elaine Marie, b. 1918 d. 1989
Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.5 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 Koonings career and life with Willem de Kooning.

Biographical/Historical Note: Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) was a painter, teacher and writer on art influenced by the Abstract Expressionists lived and worked in New York City and East Hampton, New York.

The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2013 and 2014 by Denise Lassaw, de Kooning's goddaughter.

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Among the holding of the Archives is an oral history interview conducted in 1981 by Phyllis Tuchman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project. Also found is a collection of Elaine and Willem de Kooning financial records.