Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)w as a Dutch American abstract expressionist. & painted in a style referred to as Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. The hallmark of de Kooning's style was an emphasis on complex figure ground ambiguity. Background figures would overlap other figures causing them to appear in the foreground, which in turn might be overlapped by dripping lines of paint thus positioning the area into the background.
Willem De Kooning (1904‑1997) Women Singing II 1966 Medium Oil on paper laid on canvas 914 x 610 mm Tate Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1970
Willem de Kooning, Valentine, 1947, Oil and enamel and paper on bard, 92,2 x 61,5 cm Kooning, Willem de: Fine Arts, After 1945 in America | The Red List