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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.

Piet Cornelis Mondrian

    MON-dree-ahn  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

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  ...  Displaying 750 of 6120 characters.

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Biography photo for Piet Cornelis Mondrian
Photo by Arnold Newman copyright of Newman's estate.

Photograph of Piet Mondrian, 1942

About  Piet Cornelis Mondrian

Born:  1872 - Amersfoort, Holland
Died:   1944 - New York City
Known for:  abstract, non-objective and grid painting