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An American President in American Art

Learners discuss the life and death of both Elaine De Kooning and the president she painted, John Kennedy. They learn how Kooning chose to describe President Kennedy through abstract expressionism and why her choice of color and shape helped convey how she saw him. Tip: Have learners compare this Presidential portrait to other presidential portraits.

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