Kees VAN DONGEN

Kees van Dongen (1877 - 1968) was a Dutch-French painter who was one of the leading Fauves and was influenced by the Hague School and symbolism. Kees van Dongen (1877 - 1968) was a Dutch-French painter who was one of the leading Fauves and was influenced by the Hague School and symbolism.
Kees van Dongen began his career as a poor young artist with no formal training who happened to encounter art by chance. Van Dongen’s distinctive style later earned him a place amongst the most fashionable artists of his generation. He had a reputation as a ladies' man, and his work (mainly nudes and female portraits) was often erotic in spirit

Van Dongen’s work can be found in the world’s most prestigious collections, such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza of Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, or the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.