Theo van Doesburg

1883 - 1931

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Theo van Doesburg (Dutch: [ˈteːjoː vɑn ˈduzbʏr(ə)x], 30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, who practiced painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theo van Doesburg has received more than 361,919 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Theo van Doesburg is the 14th most popular artist (up from 16th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 51st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Artist.

Theo van Doesburg was a Dutch painter and architect. He is most famous for his contributions to the De Stijl art movement.

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Among artists, Theo van Doesburg ranks 14 out of 77Before him are Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, and Hiroshige. After him are El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, Käthe Kollwitz, Marina Abramović, and Kurt Schwitters.

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Among people born in 1883, Theo van Doesburg ranks 21Before him are José Ortega y Gasset, Victor Francis Hess, Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, Pierre Laval, and Otto Heinrich Warburg. After him are Semyon Budyonny, Johannes Blaskowitz, Maurice Utrillo, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Andrey Vyshinsky, and Lon Chaney. Among people deceased in 1931, Theo van Doesburg ranks 12Before him are George Herbert Mead, Geli Raubal, Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Otto Wallach, and Omar Mukhtar. After him are Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Nielsen, F. W. Murnau, Joseph Joffre, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, and Bhagat Singh.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Theo van Doesburg ranks 42 out of 1,209Before him are Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Theo van Gogh (1857), Willebrord Snellius (1580), William II of the Netherlands (1792), Ronald Koeman (1963), and Peter Debye (1884). After him are Thomas Bernhard (1931), Max Euwe (1901), Johan de Witt (1625), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), and Louis van Gaal (1951).

Among ARTISTS In Netherlands

Among artists born in Netherlands, Theo van Doesburg ranks 2Before him are M. C. Escher (1898). After him are Theo Jansen (1948), Bas Jan Ader (1942), and Joseph Smit (1836).