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Kees van Dongenartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsman • printmakerDelfshaven 1877-1968 Monte Carlo (Monaco)

biography of Cornelis Theodorus Maria 'Kees' van Dongen

The famous Fauvist Kees van Dongen is mainly known for his portraits and figure representations, although he also painted cityscapes, still lifes and Dutch landscapes. In his early years at the Rotterdam Academy he produced Impressionist works in subdued colours, influenced by Hague and Amsterdam Impressionism, which still very much determined the artistic climate of the late 19th century. After his first visit to Paris in 1897, his style became freer and more light and colour entered his paintings. Van Dongen’s participation in the Salon d’Automne of 1905 marks his transition to Fauvism. He established his reputation as a ‘peintre de la femme’ and became a portraitist of Paris’s beau monde, while also painting prostitutes and courtesans.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and prints & multiples by Kees van Dongen


Kees van Dongen | Bouquet de roses, oil on canvas, 54.8 x 32.8 cm, signed l.l. and on the stretcher

Kees van Dongen

painting • previously for sale

Bouquet de roses

Kees van Dongen | Visage de femme, washed ink and watercolour on paper, 22.0 x 26.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1918

Kees van Dongen

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Visage de femme, ca. 1918


for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and prints & multiples by Kees van Dongen


Kees van Dongen | Figures in a shopping street, charcoal on paper, 12.4 x 12.4 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Kees van Dongen

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Figures in a shopping street

Kees van Dongen | La terrasse sur le Nil (illustration from: Le livre de mille nuits et une nuit), wooden engraving, 17.5 x 12.7 cm

Kees van Dongen

prints & multiples • for sale

La terrasse sur le Nil (illustration from: Le livre de mille nuits et une nuit)


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