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César Domela (15 January 1900 – 30 December 1992) was a Dutch sculptor, painter, photographer, and typographer, and a key member of the De Stijl movement.
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Cesar Domela was the son of famed socialist leader Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis. His Cubist-style paintings fit in with the precepts of the De Stijl artists and Domela joined them, being the youngest memeber of their group. Mastering the tehchnique of graphic art on his own, Domela's typographic experimentation allowed him to join the Ring Neue Werbegestalter in Berlin. Using photomantage for his book covers and advertisements, he proclaimed photography as a contemporary medium for graphic communication. Domela organized the "Photomontage" exhibition at the Staatliche Kunstbibliothek, Berlin in spring 1931. With the rise of Nazism in Germany, Domela left for Paris where he established the first silkscreen printing studio for advertising. He still designed posters and magazine covers, but returned to painting in 1936.
Dutch, French
Artist, Manufacturer, Interior Decorator, Typographer, Linocutter, Lithographer, Graphic Designer, Jewelry Designer, Serigrapher, Graphic Artist, Mosaicist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
César Domela, Cesar Domela, César Domela Nieuwenhuis, César Domela-Nieuwenhuis, Cesar Domela-Niewenhuis, Domela
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  • Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented, 1918–1939. The Merrill C. Berman Collection at MoMA Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 288 pages

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