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Willem de Kooning Academie


The Willem de Kooning Academy (Dutch. Willem de Kooning Academie) is a higher art educational institution located in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Founded in 1781 under the name of the Rotterdam Academy (Dutch. Rotterdamse Academie) and since then changed its official name several times, until in 1998 it received the name of the American artist of Dutch origin Willem de Kooning, who studied at the Academy in the 1920s. The Academy includes the Piet Zwart Institute, named after another prominent alumnus of the Academy, designer Pete Zwart. The academy offers its students majors in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, photography, animation and other artistic disciplines. The number of students studying at the academy in the framework of the bachelor's and master's programs is about 2100 people.