Piet Cornelis Mondrian
(1872 - 1944)
Piet Cornelis Mondrian was active/lived in New York / Netherlands, France, Holland. Piet Mondrian is known for abstract, non-objective and grid painting.
Photo by Arnold Newman copyright of Newman's estate.
Photograph of Piet Mondrian, 1942
Biography Piet Cornelis Mondrian
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A painter born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan in the Netherlands, he was an
important contributor to the De Stijl art movement led by
Theo van Doesburg and committed to abstraction and non-objective
painting focused on geometric lines and the three primary colors.
Ever underlying his work was a constant quest for spiritual truth.
He spent much of his career in Paris and also had a residency in New
York City where he died of pneumonia at age 71. He was raised in
a family strictly committed to Protestantism. His father taught
drawing at a private school and his uncle, Fritz Mondriaan, was a known
painter who influenced and encouraged the interests of his
nephew. In 1912, he changed the spelling of his n
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