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Piet Mondrian

Dutch Painter
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Painters
Residence: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Country: Dutch
BirthDay: 7 March 1872
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Died On: February 1, 1944

Piet Mondrian was bornon 7 March 1872 in Amersfoort, Netherlands, Dutch, is Dutch Painter. Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, famously known as Piet Mondrian, was a Dutch painter who produced revolutionary artistic works in The Netherlands, France, England and United States, in the course of his lifetime. He is known to be a pioneer in the development of the modern abstract art - the form of art that was only just beginning to take its form while Mondrian was experimenting with different expressions. He was a chief proponent of the newly formed Dutch abstract art movement known as the De Stijl (The Style) art movement; the movement was founded by another great Dutch artist named Theo van Doesburg—Mondrian was highly influenced by him, while he was still searching the right spiritual expression for his artistic endeavors. In his paintings, he played with the simplest amalgamation of straight lines, right angles, primary colors, and black, white, and gray. The work produced as an effect of this possessed an intense ceremonial wholesomeness that exemplified his spiritual belief in a harmonious cosmos. A lot of work that Mondrian had left undone in Paris and London because he had to move to United States due to the threat of growing fascism in Europe, he finished it in Manhattan.


In 2008, the Dutch television program ‘Andere Tijden’ telecast the only known movie footage with Mondrian


At the age of 71, Mondrian moved into his second and final Manhattan studio at 15 East 59th Street—according to him it was the best space he had ever acquired for a studio


Mondrian died in New York in 1944 because of pneumonia


His art took a new direction in Manhattan - his ‘Composition (1938)’ and ‘Place de la Concorde (1943)’ portrays how he took fragmentary black-line paintings from Paris and finished them in Manhattan by introducing lines of different colors


He produced works in Manhattan, like: ‘Lozenge Composition With Four Yellow Lines (1933)’, a simple painting that portrayed something that Mondrian did not ever experiment with before - thick, colored lines instead of black ones


1: Lozenge With Two Lines and Blue (1926)’ (also known as Composition With Blue and Composition in White and Blue), is currently on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—is the most minimalistic of his watercolors


During the 1920s, Mondrian started to produce the ‘lozenge’ works and his tendency to include abstract art in his painting technique is visible in these works


From 1919, he started making grid-based paintings—a style that he still remains very renowned for


After publishing his essays in ‘De Stijl’, Mondrian published ‘De Nieuwe Beelding in de schilderkunst’ during 1917 and 1918


In 1914, he visited The Netherlands but around this time the tension because of the impending World War I was brewing up, which forced him to stay


Mondrian treated his art and paintings as his ultimate spiritual detections and in 1913, he increasingly started to merge his artistic pursuits and his theosophical studies into a theory, which symbolized his ultimate split from the representational painting


In 1911, he went to settle in Paris and also changed his name from ‘Mondriaan’ to ‘Mondrian’


Mondrian got himself deeply involved in the theosophical movement in 1908, launched by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and, in the following year, he joined the Dutch branch of the Theosophical Society


Mondrian attended the Academy for Fine Art, Amsterdam, in 1892 and later became a Primary Education teacher while practicing painting side by side

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