Kees van Dongen - Les Cheveux courts (Art Deco) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W framed Picture of 'Kees van Dongen - Les Cheveux courts'
Cornelis Theodorus Maria 'Kees' van Dongen was a Dutch-French painter and one of the Fauves at the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition. He gained a reputation for his sensuous, at times garish, portraits.
van Dongen started his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam,
Van Dongen began to exhibit in Paris, and participated in the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition along with Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Charles Camoin, and Jean Puy. The bright colours of this group of artists led to them being called Fauves ('Wild Beasts') by art critic Louis Vauxcelles.
In addition to selling his paintings, van Dongen also gained an income by selling satirical sketches to the newspaper Revue Blanche.