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Elaine and Willem de Kooning financial records, 1951-1969

De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989



Collection Information

Size: ca. 1.0 linear ft.

Summary: Joint federal income tax returns, 1951, 1953, and 1954, cancelled checks, cash receipts, bills, and bank statements.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elaine de Kooning (1918- 1989) was a painter in New York, N.Y. and East Hampton, N.Y. Her husband (1904- 1997), Willem de Kooning was an action painter from Holland who flourished in the New York school.


Donated 1981 by Elaine de Kooning.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives are Elaine de Kooning scrapbooks and interviews and lectures, 1959-1988 that were donated in 2004 and 2013 by Denise Lassaw, de Kooning's god-daughter.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elaine and Willem de Kooning financial records, 1951-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.