Kees van Dongen

1877 - 1968

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Cornelis Theodorus Maria "Kees" van Dongen (26 January 1877 – 28 May 1968) was a Dutch-French painter who was one of the leading Fauves. Van Dongen's early work was influenced by the Hague School and symbolism and it evolved gradually into a rough pointillist style. From 1905 onwards – when he took part at the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition – his style became more and more radical in its use of form and colour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kees van Dongen has received more than 234,462 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Kees van Dongen is the 257th most popular painter (up from 260th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 93rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Dutch Painter.

Kees van Dongen was a Dutch painter who is most famous for his portraits of the Parisian avant-garde and his work with cubism.

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Among painters, Kees van Dongen ranks 257 out of 1,428Before him are Hendrick Avercamp, Viktor Vasnetsov, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, James Tissot, Domenichino, and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. After him are Salaì, Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Guardi, Jacques Callot, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Jan Brueghel the Younger.

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Among people born in 1877, Kees van Dongen ranks 16Before him are Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, Louis Renault, Raoul Dufy, and Heinrich Otto Wieland. After him are Said Nursî, Kārlis Ulmanis, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Alfred Cortot, Maurice Halbwachs, and Oswald Avery. Among people deceased in 1968, Kees van Dongen ranks 22Before him are Georg von Küchler, Enid Blyton, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Erwin Panofsky, and Pitirim Sorokin. After him are Neal Cassady, Henry Hallett Dale, Corneille Heymans, Salvatore Quasimodo, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, and José Nasazzi.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Kees van Dongen ranks 91 out of 1,209Before him are Peter Canisius (1521), Jan van Goyen (1596), Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562), Willem de Kooning (1904), Herman Boerhaave (1668), and Hendrick Avercamp (1585). After him are Multatuli (1820), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), Claus Sluter (1340), and Gerard David (1450).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Kees van Dongen ranks 20Before him are Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Han van Meegeren (1889), Jan van Goyen (1596), Willem de Kooning (1904), and Hendrick Avercamp (1585). After him are Pieter Aertsen (1508), Gerard David (1450), Gerrit Dou (1613), Gerard ter Borch (1617), Carel Fabritius (1622), and Gabriël Metsu (1629).