Kees van Dongen  (Dutch, 1877-1968) 

Kees van Dongen (Dutch, 1877–1968) was a leading member of the controversial Fauves group, whose members also included French artists Henri Matisse (1869–1954), Henri Emilien Rousseau (1875–1933), Robert Delaunay (1885–1941), and Edouard Vuillard (1868–1940). Known specifically for his portraiture, van Dongen painted sensuous and often garish representations of the fashionable French bourgeoisie, and the wealth that permitted their leisurely lifestyle. His subjects included Arletty, Leopold III of Belgium, Louis Barthou, Sacha Guitry, Anna de Noailles, and Paul Maurice Chevalier. In 1926, van Dongen was awarded the Legion of Honour, and in 1927 the Order of the Crown of Belgium. In the Spring 2009, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada held a retrospective of van Dongen’s work, Van Dongen: A Fauve in the City.

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Kees van Dongen, Woman with Hat


Kees van Dongen
Woman with Hat
Auction: Apr 23, 2014
Fine Art Auctions Miami
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Kees van Dongen, Le Jardin (Le Louvard)


Kees van Dongen
Le Jardin (Le Louvard)

Hammer Galleries
Kees van Dongen, La rue de la Paix


Kees van Dongen
La rue de la Paix
circa 1922-1923

Hammer Galleries
Kees van Dongen, Femme de Chambre


Kees van Dongen
Femme de Chambre
circa 1920

Juffermans Fine Art
Kees van Dongen, Oeillade de Bodeau du Bateau Lavoir de Monaco


Kees van Dongen
Oeillade de Bodeau du Bateau Lavoir de Monaco

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Kees van Dongen, Deux Filles a Deauville


Kees van Dongen
Deux Filles a Deauville

Juffermans Fine Art
Kees van Dongen, Les Amies


Kees van Dongen
Les Amies
circa 1925

Juffermans Fine Art
Kees van Dongen, Gitane - ‘Voici le croquis de la toile’


Kees van Dongen
Gitane - ‘Voici le croquis de la toile’
circa 1920

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Kees van Dongen, Visite a la convalescente’


Kees van Dongen
Visite a la convalescente’
circa 1907

Juffermans Fine Art
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Kees van Dongen,
Le Carrousel
- The Champs-Élysées


Kees van Dongen
Le Carrousel - The Champs-Élysées, 1963
color lithograph


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Kees van Dongen,
Bal des fleurs


Kees van Dongen
Bal des fleurs, 1824
color lithograph


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Kees van Dongen,
Buste de jeune


Kees van Dongen
Buste de jeune fille, 1926
engraving and collotype


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1877   Born January 1st in Delfshaven near Rotterdam
1895   Studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam
1897   Moved to Paris and worked as an illustrator for "Revoue Blanche" and "L'assiette au Beurre"
1903   Exhibited his works publicly for the first time, and later he showed with Matisse in the Vollard Gallery
1905   Became associated with the Fauves
1908   Became a member of the group of German Expressionists "Die Brücke" (the Bridge)
1968   Died May 28 in Monte Carlo
2008   Kees Van Dongen, 1877-1968, New National Museum of Monaco, Monaco
1990   Kees Van Dongen, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1974   Les Fauves, Seibu Galleries, Tokyo, Japan
1972   Hommage a Van Dongen, Galerie Paul Valloton, Lausanne, Switzerland
1967   Van Dongen, Musee National d'arte Art Moderne, Paris, France
1946   Mostra di pittori francesi, Galerie dello Zodiaco, Rome, Italy
1911   Van Dongen, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, France
1908   Exhibited with German Expressionist group, Die Brucke
1905   Salon d'Automne, Paris, France