The Easel

Willem de Kooning: Acrobat with a Paint Brush

De Kooning brought with him from Europe a decent art training. What he did with that training was remarkable. He used it to bring formal structure to his works. Yet he somehow remained open to the influence of American culture. He remains an artist who resists precise categorization – a radical who “refused to be pinned down … as either “representational” or “abstract”.”