Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan was born in the Netherlands in 1872.
Twenty years later he started studying painting in Amsterdam. In the
early 1900s his focus was on landscape painting.
In 1909, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
exhibited his works along with those of two other painters. Two
years later, Moderne Kunstkring, an association of
Amsterdam artists, exhibited Mondrian's work along with art by
Picasso and Braque. From that year onwards, Pieter Cornelis
Mondriaan called himself Piet Mondrian except in the
In 1920, Mondrian considered giving up
painting but decided against it. However, he did diversify,
writing a book about art theory that
year and Neue Gestalttung in 1925.
In the late
1920s, he failed to find a publisher for his
third book, The New Art - The New Life, but his paintings
| were hot and he sold many to international
collectors, particularly Americans.
In 1940, he moved to New York where his
work was displayed with the American Abstract Artists as
well as in many exhibitions. His fourth book, an autobiography
called Toward the True Vision of Reality, was published the
following year. In 1944 he died of pneumonia.
Below we list some of Mondrian's most famous paintings.
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