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Theo van
Doesburg




 


 

Theo van Doesburg
 

(b Utrecht, 30 Aug 1883; d Davos, Switzerland, 7 March 1931).

Dutch painter, architect, designer and writer. He was officially registered as the son of Wilhelm Küpper and Henrietta Catharina Margadant, but he was so convinced that his mother’s second husband, Theodorus Doesburg, was his father that he took his name. Little is known of his early life, but he began painting naturalistic subjects c. 1899. In 1903 he began his military service, and around the same time he met his first wife, Agnita Feis, a Theosophist and poet. Between about 1908 and 1910, much influenced by the work of Honoré Daumier, he produced caricatures, some of which were later published in his first book De maskers af! (1916). Also during this period he painted some Impressionist-inspired landscapes and portraits in the manner of George Hendrik Breitner. Between 1914 and 1915 the influence of Kandinsky became clear in such drawings as Streetmusic I and Streetmusic II (The Hague, Rijksdienst Beeld. Kst) and other abstract works.

 

 

 

Cafe Aubette, Strabourg


 

Counter-Composition V
1924


 

Contracomposición XIII


 

Composition


 

Composition XIII : Vrow in Atelier


 

Composition
VIII


 

Compositie IX
1917


 

Composicion XI


 

Simultaneous Counter-Composition


 

Kontrkompozycja XV


 

Counter-Composition VI


 


Composición


Peinture pure



 

 


Rhythm of a Russian Dance


Composition in Gray (Rag-time)




 

Composition XI


 

Bodegon. Composición
 

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