March 07, 1872. Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (March 7, 1872 - February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors
I am not a fan of his non reprsentional work - I find it monotonus but I like his early work which I think is colorful and sensitive. Amazing that an artist could do such a 100 degree turn around.