Dongen, Kees van

Dongen, Kees van

(kās vän dông`ən), 1877–1968, Dutch painter who worked in Paris. After moving to Paris in 1897, he met Matisse and became an exponent of fauvismfauvism
[Fr. fauve=wild beast], name derisively hurled at and cheerfully adopted by a group of French painters, including Matisse, Rouault, Derain, Vlaminck, Friesz, Marquet, van Dongen, Braque, and Dufy.
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 eight years later. A precocious technician, he produced brilliant figure studies and portraits but soon left the movement to become a fashionable portraitist.
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