de Kooning[də ko̵̅o̅′niŋ]
de Kooning definition by Webster's New World
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de Kooning, Willem 1904-97; U.S. painter, born in the Netherlands
de Kooning definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Willem 1904-1997.
Dutch-born American painter and leader of the abstract expressionist school. In the 1950s he produced a monumental series entitled Woman, characterized by unrestrained color and a violent treatment of subject matter. His wife, Elaine Fried de Kooning (1920-1989), painted in a variety of styles, often devoting numerous works to a single theme, as in her drawings and portraits of John F. Kennedy.