About the Talk
“De Kooning’s Quest: From Ingres to Soutine”
Online Talk | Member Appreciation Days
Scholar Judith Zilczer, who contributed to the exhibition catalogue for Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint, will provide an in-depth look at Chaïm Soutine’s influence on Willem de Kooning. In light of de Kooning’s ever-deepening engagement with the art of Soutine from the 1950s through the 1970s, this lecture will reconsider de Kooning’s paradoxical ambition to paint like Ingres and Soutine at the same time.
Registrants will be emailed a link to access the talk on Thursday, May 6.
Willem de Kooning. Woman, Sag Harbor, 1964. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Artwork © 2021 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image by Lee Stalsworth, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
About the Speaker
Zilczer is Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Over the course of her 29-year career at the museum, she organized more than two dozen exhibitions. Her publications on de Kooning include A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning (Phaidon, 2014) and Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection (Rizzoli, 1993). Zilczer has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art and serves on the editorial board of the Woman’s Art Journal.