Bart Van der Leck
(1876 - 1958)
Bart Van der Leck was active/lived in Netherlands. Bart Van der Leck is known for abstract figure, "De Stijl".
Bart van der Leck (1876-1958) was born in Utrecht, a medium-sized provincial capital, whose university tempered the stifling lethargy that took hold of the Netherlands in the 19th century. While at school he found little inspiration from the working-class atmosphere of his parental home, where poverty reigned and where numerous births alternated with almost as many deaths.
He left school at the age of fourteen, which was not particularly young at the time - and found a position as an apprentice at one of Utrecht's stained-glass workshops, where he learnt the techniques of this ancient craft. At 16, he became friends with Piet Klaarhamer (1874-1954), the future architect and teacher of Gerrit Rietveld (1886-1964).
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