Willem de Kooning

About Willem de Kooning

Birth Day: April 24, 1904
Birth Place: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning was born on April 24, 1904 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Abstract expressionist painter whose best-known works included "Woman I," "Attic," and "Excavation." His first solo show was in 1948 at the Charles Egan Gallery.
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Occupation Painter
Age 92 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 24, 1904 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Birthday April 24
Town/City Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands

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Willem de Kooning’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Willem de Kooning was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Abstract expressionist Painter whose best-known works included "Woman I," "Attic," and "Excavation." His first solo show was in 1948 at the Charles Egan Gallery.

Before Fame

He worked as an assistant to the art Director at a Rotterdam department store during the 1920s. He also developed a passion for jazz after visiting the Savoy Ballroom several times in 1932 with muralist David Margolis.


His painting, "Woman III," sold for a staggering $137 million in 2006.

Family Life

He was born into the working-class family of Leendert de Kooning and Cornelia Nobel; he lived with his mother following his parents' 1907 divorce. He married Elaine Marie Fried in 1943.

Associated With

He and Jackson Pollock were both abstract expressionists associated with the New York School; other Painters in the school included Clyfford Still, Anne Ryan, and Adolph Gottlieb.

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