Kees van Dongen

Dutch-French painter, 1877-1968

Van Dongen's early work was influenced by the Hague School and symbolism and it evolved gradually into a rough pointillist style. From 1905 onwards – when he took part at the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition – his style became more and more radical in its use of form and colour. The paintings he made in the period of 1905–1910 are considered by some to be his most important works. The themes of his work from that period are predominantly centered around the nightlife; he paints dancers, singers, masquerades and theatre. Van Dongen gained a reputation for his sensuous – at times garish – portraits of especially women.


Dongen, Kees van

Dutch-French painter (1877-1968). 2 Autograph Letters signed. Paris. 4to and 8vo. 1 1/2 pp.
$ 1,355 / 1.200 € (61528)

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