About the artist
While serving in the army in 1915, he encountered Piet Mondrian's work, which embodied his ideal in painting, an absolute abstraction of reality. Alongside Mondrian and fellow artists like Bart van der Leck, Antony Kok, Vilmos Huszár, and Jacobus Oud, he established the group and magazine De Stijl in 1917. The group, akin to the Bauhaus, was devoted to the synthesis of fine and applied arts through pure geometry and abstraction. Van Doesburg embraced minimalism, favoring primary colours and stark black and white.In 1929 he was pivotal in the formation of the Abstraction-Création group in Paris. His died 1931 in Davos, Switzerland.
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