Kees van Dongen
French-Dutch, 1877-1968
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High auction record
$14m, Sotheby's, 2009
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Van Dongen & Le Bateau-Lavoir,
David Barnett Gallery
2016
Masters of Distinction,
Opera Gallery
2014
Timepieces: Celebrating a Decade,
Opera Gallery

With his emotionally complex paintings of the European upper class, Kees van Dongen helped expand and modernize the previously conventional genre of portraiture. Van Dongen was formatively influenced by his early involvement with Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and would retain a bold sense of color throughout his …

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