Armando

Dutch, 1929–2018

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Armando

Dutch, 1929–2018

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Self-taught painter, conceptual artist, and writer Armando (born Herman Dirk van Dodeweerd) is considered one of the Netherlands’ most gifted artists. Having grown in the Netherlands during the German occupation and lived close to a “transition camp,” Armando was deeply disturbed by the cruelty of the Nazi guards. This experience has always informed his work. His first mature work was a series of black and red monochromatic paintings, and in the 1960s, he began a series of reductive compositions called “Boltzen” that feature bolts arrranged on white panels.

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Biography

Self-taught painter, conceptual artist, and writer Armando (born Herman Dirk van Dodeweerd) is considered one of the Netherlands’ most gifted artists. Having grown in the Netherlands during the German occupation and lived close to a “transition camp,” Armando was deeply disturbed by the cruelty of the Nazi guards. This experience has always informed his work. His first mature work was a series of black and red monochromatic paintings, and in the 1960s, he began a series of reductive compositions called “Boltzen” that feature bolts arrranged on white panels.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more