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Kees Van Dongen

The painters do not know what they are doing; they are half mad, and I am one.

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Cornelis Van Dongen, known as Kees, is born in 1877 in Delfshaven (Holland). At the age of 12, he quits school to work in his fathers malt factory. Kees Van Dongen studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam from 1894 to 1896. He settles in Paris in 1897 and does several odd jobs in order to survive. From 1901, he creates cartoons for newspapers (Le . . .

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Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

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Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Van Dongen , A. Malraux & B. Dorival, MAM de la Ville de Paris, 1967
  • Van Dongen et le fauvisme , M. Kyriazi, Bibliothque des Arts, Paris, 1971
  • K. v. D. retrouv, loeuvre sur papier , Institut Nerlandais, Paris, 1997
  • K. v. D. D. Marchesseau, Cat., Fondation P. Gianadda, Martigny, 2002
To read from the artist :
  • V. D. raconte la vie de de lart , Flammarion, Paris, 1927
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Art movements

  • + FAUVISM / 1902-1907 / Charles Camoin, Auguste Chabaud, etc.
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