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Theo van Doesburg

 (1883 - 1931)
Theo (Christian Emil Kupper) van Doesburg was active/lived in Germany, France.  Theo van Doesburg is known for abstract figurative painting, constructivism, dadaism, architectural design.

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Theo van Doesburg

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Following is a review in the London Guardian newspaper, January 23, 2010 of an exhibition at the Tate Modern Gallery, February to May 2010 titled "Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World".   The writer is Simon Mawer.

Theo van Doesburg: Forgotten artist of the avant garde

Theo van Doesburg was one of the most daring and influential artists of the avant garde, yet he is often overshadowed by his contemporaries. A new exhibition is set to change this.

Everyone knows Piet Mondrian, so why is it that almost nobody knows the equally Dutch, equally abstract Theo van Doesburg, subject of a forthcoming exhibition at Tate Modern? Why is Mondrian the celeb while Van Doesburg is a mere   ...  Displaying 750 of 14342 characters.



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About  Theo van Doesburg

Born:  1883 - Utrecht, Holland
Died:   1931 - Davos, France
Known for:  abstract figurative painting, constructivism, dadaism, architectural design