(1910 - 1993)
Richard Mortensen was active/lived in Denmark. Richard Mortensen is known for pioneering modernist geometric and figural abstraction.
Biography Richard Mortensen
Mortensen, the Danish painter, was born on October 23, 1910 in Copenhagen, Denmark and died January
6, 1993 in Ejby, Denmark. Mortensen studied between
1931 and 1932 at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen.
Influenced by the works of Wassily Kandinsky, he developed an abstract
In Copenhagen, Mortensen was joint founder of the "Linien" school
of abstract painters. In 1937, he undertook a study trip to Paris,
where he met pioneers of surrealism, such as Roger Vitrac, Gala Éluard,
Michel Leiris, Antonin Artaud, Raymond Queneau and André Masson. During
the Second World War, Mortensen's works reflected the violence of
Europe. He moved to Paris in 1947, remaining th
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