Dongen, Kees van

Dongen, Kees van

▪ French painter
in full  Cornelis Theodorus Marie Van Dongen  
born January 26, 1877, Delfshaven, Netherlands
died May 28, 1968, Monte Carlo, Monaco

      Dutch-born French painter and printmaker who was one of the leading Fauvists (Fauvism) and was particularly renowned for his stylized, sensuously rendered portraits of women.

      Van Dongen had artistic leanings early in his youth. He attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and he moved to Paris at age 20. In the bohemian atmosphere of the Montmartre district, he worked as a house painter, an illustrator for satirical papers, and a café artist.

      Van Dongen initially worked in an Impressionist (Impressionism) manner, but in the early 1900s his colours became more vivid and concentrated. Having made the acquaintance of Henri Matisse, van Dongen participated in the famous Salon d'Automne of 1905, at which the Fauve (“Wild Beast”) group was given its epithet due to the artists' aggressive, emotive brushwork and pure, unblended colours. His reputation grew when he was contracted by Pablo Picasso's dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (Kahnweiler, Daniel-Henry) in 1907. Van Dongen exhibited with the German Expressionist (Expressionism) group Die Brücke (Brücke, Die) (“The Bridge”) in 1908, but he remained committed to Fauvism.

      Van Dongen's candid, colourful portrait style was immensely fashionable by the end of World War I, and thereafter it remained his main focus. The figure of a glamorous woman with large eyes and red lips became his archetype. His portrait of the writer Anatole France (France, Anatole) (1917) is particularly notable. In addition to portrait paintings, van Dongen also produced lithographs and painted richly coloured seascapes and scenes of Paris in an assured, economical style.

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