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Vantongerloo, Georges, 1886-1965

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Personal name headingVantongerloo, Georges, 1886-1965
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Birth date18861124
Death date19651005
Place of birthAntwerp (Belgium)
Place of deathParis (France)
Field of activityDe Stijl (Art movement) Painting, Abstract Sculpture, Abstract
AffiliationCercle et carré (Group) Abstraction-création, art non-figuratif (Group)
Profession or occupationSculptors Painters
Found inHis Paintings, sculptures, reflections, 1948.
Wikipedia, January 11, 2015: Georges Vantongerloo (Georges Vantongerloo (24 November 1886, Antwerp -- 5 October 1965, Paris) was a Belgian abstract sculptor and painter and founding member of the De Stijl group ... From 1905 to 1909 Vantongerloo studied Fine Art at the Fine Art Academies in Antwerp and Brussels ... a co-signator of the first manifesto of the De Stijl group. Vantongerloo moved to Paris in 1927 ... In 1930 he joined the Cercle et Carré group in Paris and a year later he was a founding member of Abstraction-Création)
Oxford Art Online, accessed January 11, 2015: Grove Art Online. Vantongerloo, Georges / Nicolette Gast (Belgian sculptor and painter. He trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (1900-04) and at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (1906-9). During World War I he moved to The Hague as a refugee ... In 1918 Vantongerloo became associated with the journal De Stijl; in two of its issues he published a series of articles titled 'Réflections', in which he formulated theories about art and the role of the artist. ... Vantongerloo gradually began to move away from De Stijl, although he remained true to most of its principles. In 1928 he moved to Paris and became a driving force behind the emergent movements Cercle et Carré (1930) and Abstraction-Création (1931-6) ... From 1937 to 1945 Vantongerloo produced only paintings. When he took up sculpture again, his compositions became progressively more playful, comprising loose constructions of painted wire, reminiscent of atomic nuclei and the orbits of electrons around them)
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