Artist of the moment……Theo Van Doesburg

Theo Van Doesburg was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands in the year 1883. His father was a photographer  He was a founder of the De Stijl movement. Another noted leader of this movement was Piet Mondrian.

The artist began as a realist painter. He produced quite a large body of realistic paintings. Many examples of these types of works are in the clip.

The artist was born Christian Emil Marie Kupper. He was proud of his stepfather and so he began to use his name and even signed his paintings with his father’s name, Theo Doesburg. He would later add “van” to the signing of his works.

With Piet Mondiran and artists founded the De Stijl magazine in the year 1917. Van Doesburg was a published author and critic.

Van Doesburg was different than Mondrian in that Van Doesburg emplyed diagonal lines.

His first exhibition was in 1908.

Price range information: His works seldom appear on the market. Prices can range from $75,000 to more than $4 million dollars.

In this clip a variety of works by Theo Van Doesburg. Realist paintings are shown at the start and works from his De Stijl era are shown at the 1:53 or so part of the clip:

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