Theo van Doesburg

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Birthday
30, 1883
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Apr 7, 1931 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1883
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Apr 7, 1931 (47)

About

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.

Before Fame

He spent his teenage years studying paintings by Wassily Kandinsky.

Trivia

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

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.

Associated With

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