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Christiaan Emil Marie Küpper (Theo van Doesburg)

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Born: 1883 AD
Died: 1931 AD, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Artists, Painters

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1883 - Theo van Doesburg, born on the 30th of August in Utrecht. He was a Dutch artist, practicing in painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.

1908 - His first exhibition.

1915 - He came in contact with the works of Piet Mondrian, who was eight years older than him, and had then already gained some attention with his paintings.

1917 - Soon after the exposition Van Doesburg got in contact with Mondrian, and together with related artists Bart van der Leck, Anthony Kok, Vilmos Huszar and J.J.P. Oud they founded the magazine De Stijl.

1922 - He moved to Weimar, deciding to make an impression on the Bauhaus principal, Walter Gropius, in order to spread the influence of the movement.

1923 - Moved to Paris together with his wife Nelly van Doesburg.

1931 - Stayed active in art groups such as Cercle et Carré, Art Concret and Abstraction-Création, which he founded.

       - At the end of February, he was forced to move to Davos in Switzerland because of his declining health.

       - Died on the 7th of March due to Heart Failure in Davos.

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