Elaine de Kooning (1918-89) Signed Card, "Elaine de Kooning", 3 x 5, by the Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era. Elaine de Kooning was an important writer and teacher on art. She wrote extensively on the art of the period and was an editorial associate for Art News magazine. On December 9, 1943, she married painter Willem de Kooning. Women were often marginalized in the Abstract Expressionist movement, functioning as objects and accessories to confirm the masculinity of their male counterparts. For that reason, she chose to sign her artworks with her initials rather than her full name, to avoid her paintings' being labeled as feminine in a traditionally masculine movement, and to not be confused with her husband Willem de Kooning. In fine condition.