De Kooning, Elaine Marie, b. 1918 d. 1989
Active in New York, N.Y.
0.7 linear feet
ADDITION 0.6 linear feet
Collection Summary: The Elaine Marie de Kooning scrapbooks, interviews and lectures are dated circa 1959-1988 and measure 0.7 linear feet. Two 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. There are nine transcripts, 7 are interviews with Elaine de Kooning about her career and life with Willem de Kooning, and 2 are interviews conducted by Elaine de Kooning. Most of the interviews also have transcripts copied onto a CD. Also found are 2 lectures.
Biographical/Historical Note: Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989), 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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Also in the Archives
- Elaine and Willem de Kooning financial records, 1951-1969
- Oral history interview with Elaine de Kooning, 1981 Aug. 27
- Image Gallery items from other collections related to De Kooning, Elaine Marie