Kees Van Dongen
(1877 - 1968)
Kees (Cornelis Theodorus Maria) Van Dongen was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland, France. Kees Van Dongen is known for fauve and expressionist painting-aristocratic portraits.
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Biography Kees Van Dongen
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Bold vibrant colors used in paintings of socialites, prostitutes, dancers and circus people are the works of Kees van Dongen. During his life, he was part of both the fauvism and expressionism Modern Art movements.
Born Cornelis Theodorus Marie van Dongen in Delfshaven Holland on January 26, 1877, he began studies at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in 1892 where he met his first wife, artist Augusta (Guus) Prettinger. While studying at the Academy he worked as an illustrator and sketch artist for the newspaper Rotterdam Nieuwsblad. In 1897 he visited Paris and moved there in 1899 working for Le Rire, Gil Blas, La Revue Blanche and Assiette au Beurre.
In 1905 van Dogen's works were exhibited at the
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