Dongen, Kees van

Dongen, Kees van

Dongen, Kees van (kās vän dôngˈən), 1877–1968, Dutch painter who worked in Paris. After moving to Paris in 1897, he met Matisse and became an exponent of fauvism 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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