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Richard Mortensen

Immediately after the war, everyone asked the question of what the correct definition of abstract art was.

Born in 1910 in Copenhagen, the Danish painter Richard Mortensen is one of the pioneers of abstract art in Denmark. He trained at the Royal Academy of Beaux-Arts in his native town from 1931-1932, before he decided to be self-taught. In the beginning of the 30s, the young man goes to Berlin; has a particular interest for the works of Kandinsky and Joan Miro and is directed towards the Bauhaus, . . .

4 work(s) available

Hommage aux Prix...
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On the topic of the...
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Greetings card...
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Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
Loeuvre graphique, 1942-1993 , Jan Wurtz Frandsen, Ed. Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhague, 1995 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • R. Mortensen, R. J. , O. Sarvig, J.H. Schultz A/S-Tokanten, Copenhague, 1946
  • Richard Mortensen , Julien Alvard, in Cimaise, 1re srie n 3, janvier 1954
  • Richard Mortensen, Collages 1990-1991 , Teddy Brunius, Ed. Atlantis, 1992
  • Painting 1929-1993 , Pontus Hulten et autres, S. M. for Kunst (Dan.), 1994
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Art movements

  • + COBRA / 1948-1952 / Christian Dotremont, etc.
  • + NEW REALITIES / 1946-1956 / Etienne Bothy, Marcelle Cahn, etc.
All art movements

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