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Kees van Dongen

Dongen, Kees van (kās vän dôngˈən) [key], 1877–1968, Dutch painter who worked in Paris. After moving to Paris in 1897, he met Matisse and became an exponent of fauvism eight years later. A precocious technician, he produced brilliant figure studies and portraits but soon left the movement to become a fashionable portraitist.

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