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ID: 500007926
 
Record Type: Person
Doesburg, Theo van (Dutch painter, writer, and author, 1883-1931)

Note: Doesburg was born on August 30, 1883 and died on March 7, 1931. His given name was Christian Emil Marie Kupper, but he adopted Theo van Doesburg in memory of his father. "I. K. Bonset" and "Aldo Camini" were pseudonyms. Van Doesburg is best known as the founder and editor of the journal 'De Stijl', which brought together painters and architects in support of Modern art. Among his supporters and collaborators were the artist Piet Mondrian, and the architects J. J. P. Oud and Jan Wils. Van Doesburg's own paintings were abstractions based on nature, dissolving the difference between foreground and background. In the early 1920s, Van Doesburg travelled to Germany, where he lectured at the Bauhaus and was involved in the Dada movement. In 1923 he moved to Paris and experimented with different concepts in architecture. Unlike the other sources, Macmillan indicates that van Doesburg was not an architect, although his works "... have some significance for the history of modern architecture... he was a painter, designer, typographer, critic, writer, and teacher...". Dutch architect, painter and prominent member of De Stijl group.

Names:
Doesburg, Theo van (preferred,V,index,LC)
Theo van Doesburg (V,display)
Christian Emil Marie Kupper (V)
Küpper, Christian Emil Marie (V)
Küppers, Christiaan Emil Marie (V)
Christiaan Emil Maria Kupper (V)
Christian Emil Marie Küpper (V)
Kupper, Christian Emil Marie (V)
Van Doesburg, Theo (V)
Bonset, I. K. (V)
Camini, Aldo (V)
Doesburg, Theo Van (V)
Theo Van Doesburg (V)
Doesburg, Christiaan Emil Maria Kupper (V)
Küpper, C. E. M. (U)

Nationalities:
Dutch (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
theorist
editor
architect
painter
author
designer
sculptor
teacher
typographer
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Utrecht (Utrecht province, Netherlands) (inhabited place)
Died:  Davos (Graubünden, Switzerland) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Brouwer, Willem Coenraad  
................................  (Netherlandish potter, 1877-1933) [500045645]
collaborated with ....  Kamerlingh Onnes, M.  
................................  (Belgian painter, 1860-1925) [500045644]
collaborated with ....  Onnes, Harm Henrick Kamerlingh  
................................  (Dutch painter, etcher, and ceramicist, 1893-1985) [500013505]
collaborated with ....  Oud, Jacobus Johannes Pieter  cofounders of De Stijl group, 1916-1920; cofounders, with Jan Wils, of De Sphinx Art Club, 1917; cofounders of 'De Stijl' magazine, 1917
................................  (Dutch architect, 1890-1963) [500026000]
colleague of ....  Dexel, Walter  
......................  (German painter and typographer, 1890-1973) [500005708]
employee was ....  Elzas, Abraham  
......................  (Dutch architect, born 1907 or 1908, died 1995) [500033821]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Doesburg, Theo van (I)

Biographies:
(Dutch painter, writer, and author, 1883-1931) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1883-1931) ..... [GRL]
(Dutch painter, 1883-1931) ..... [Grove Art]
(Dutch architect) ..... [AVERY]
(Dutch architect, 1883-1931) ..... [AVERY]
(Dutch artist, 1883-1935) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Dutch painter, 1883-1931) ..... [PROV]
(Dutch architect, painter, sculptor, author, 1883-1931) ..... [BHA]
(Dutch artist, 1883-1935) ..... [WCP]
(Dutch painter, 1883-1931) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Netherlandish architect, painter, designer, author, teacher, typographer, and sculptor, born Utrecht (Netherlands), 1883; died Davos (Switzerland), 1931) ..... [CCA]
(Dutch architect, painter and prominent member of De Stijl group, 1883-1931) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Bonset, I. K. ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, VP]
...........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
...........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133763
Camini, Aldo ........ [CCA, GRL]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133763
Christiaan Emil Maria Kupper ........ [CCA, WCP]
........................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Christian Emil Marie Kupper ........ [PROV]
......................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Christian Emil Marie Küpper ........ [BHA, PROV]
......................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Doesburg, Christiaan Emil Maria Kupper ........ [WL-Courtauld]
...........................................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Doesburg, Theo van ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Broos and Hefting, Dutch Graphic Design (1993) 215
....................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133763
Doesburg, Theo Van ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.....................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Küpper, C. E. M. ........ [GRL]
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133763
Küpper, Christian Emil Marie ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPSC]
........................................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
........................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133763
Kupper, Christian Emil Marie ........ [CCA, PROV]
........................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Küppers, Christiaan Emil Marie ........ [CCA]
............................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Theo van Doesburg ........ [PROV]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Theo Van Doesburg ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Van Doesburg, Theo ........ [AVERY, CCA, GRL]
.....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.....................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
.....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79133763

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Broos and Hefting, Dutch Graphic Design (1993) 215
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  LCR
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  Portoghesi, Dizionario di architettura e urbanistica (1968-1969)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) (2002-)
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... LCR
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
.......... Muller, Dutch Art (1997) 412-413
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