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Born April 24, 1904.
At 12, became an apprentice to commercial artists; attending evening art classes.
1926; traveled to US as stowaway.
Influenced by Arshile Gorky and Franz Klein.
Portrait of artist.
A leader in “Abstract Expressionist” movement.
Title of artwork: “Woman 1” (1950-52).
The artist's first name is Willem.
The artist is Willem de Kooning.