De Kooning, Elaine Marie, b. 1918 d. 1989
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.7 linear feet
Collection Summary: Elaine de Kooning was a painter in New York City and East Hampton, New York. Two scrapbooks, transcripts of 7 interviews with Elaine de Kooning about her career and life with Willem de Kooning, 2 interviews conducted by her, and 2 lectures measure 0.7 linear ft. The scrapbooks contain printed material, letters, and photographs that document de Kooning's protest against the death penalty and efforts to save the life of convicted criminal Caryl Chessman.
Biographical/Historical Note: Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) was a painter in New York, N.Y. and East Hampton, N.Y.
Donated 2013 by Denise Lassaw, de Kooning's god-daughter.
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