Friday, September 25, 2009

Willem de Kooning (book review)

Willem de Kooning, by Louise Hawes, is a brief biography of this famous Dutch artist, beginning when he was a young boy, and ending after his death in 1997. When I say brief, I mean brief; I read this book in about 20 minutes. While I thought his life and his artwork were interesting, I would have liked a more in-depth look at it. My library has this book classified under Young Adult nonfiction; however, I would recommend it to much younger readers, as I think they would enjoy it a lot more.