A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

First full-scale biography of Elaine de Kooning, who had a starring roll in the close-knit world of New York artists at mid-century.

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First full-scale biography of Elaine de Kooning, who had a starring roll in the close-knit world of New York artists at mid-century.

The first biography of leading Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame and her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child.
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