Theo van Doesburg
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Theo van Doesburg, (30 August 1883 - 7 March 1931), was a Dutch artist who practised painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of the"De Stijl" movement.

Theo van Doesburg was born Christian Emil Marie Küpper on August 30, 1931, in Utrecht, the Nehterlands, as the son of the photographer Wilhelm Küpper and Henrietta Catherina Margadant. After a short training in acting and singing he decided to become a painter. He always regarded his stepfather, Theodorus Doesburg, to be his natural father, so that his first works are signed with Theo Doesburg, to which he later added the insertion "van".

Van Doesburg stayed active in art groups such as Cercle et Carré, Art Concret and Abstraction-Création, which he founded in 1931.
At the end of February 1931 he was forced to move to Davos, Switzerland because of his declining health. Van Doesburg did not recuperate as on March 7, 1931, he died of a heart attack.

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