Theo van Doesburg

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Date of Birth August 30, 1883
Place of Birth Netherlands
Date of Death Apr 7, 1931 (47)
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Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg was a Dutch artist, who practiced painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl. He was married to artist, pianist and choreographer Nelly van Doesburg.

Born: Christian Emil Marie Küpper, August 30, 1883, Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: March 7, 1931, Davos, Switzerland
Nationality: Dutch
Known for: painting, architecture, poetry
Movement: De Stijl, Elementarism, Concrete art, Dadaism

About Theo van Doesburg

Dutch artist who was the founder and leader of the De Stijl art movement. He founded the De Stijl magazine in 1917 with J.J.P. Oud, Bart van der Leck, Vilmos Huszar, and Anthony Kok.

Theo van Doesburg Before Fame

He spent his teenage years studying paintings by Wassily Kandinsky.

Achievement of Theo van Doesburg

He briefly taught at the Bauhaus School, where his artistic aesthetic was well-received.

Theo van Doesburg Family Life

His father Wilhelm Kupper was a photographer. He was actually closer to stepfather Theodorus Doesburg, taking a portion of his name as his painter name.

Associations of Theo van Doesburg

He was influenced by the great Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.

Information related to Theo van Doesburg

  • De Stijl - De Stijl, Dutch for "The Style", also known as Neoplasticism, was a Dutch art movement founded in 1917 in Leiden. De Stijl consisted of artists and architects. In a narrower sense, the term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands.
  • De Stijl
  • 20th-century Dutch architects
  • Artists from Utrecht
  • 20th-century Dutch painters
  • Abstract painters
Latest information about Theo van Doesburg updated on April 19, 2021.

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