Georges Vantongerloo

Georges Vantongerloo in Paris, 1951

Georges Vantongerloo, born in Antwerp, Belgium, was a sculptor, painter, architect, designer and theorist, and a member of De Stijl. While living in Holland and working on architectural designs during the years of World War I, Vantongerloo became part of the circle of Piet Mondrian, Bart van der Leck, and Theo van Doesburg, who founded the magazine ‘De Stijl’ in 1917. In 1924 Vantongerloo published his pamphlet ‘L’Art et son avenir’ and in 1931 joined the Abstraction-Création group, which counted among its members Piet Mondrian, Barbara Hepworth, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef Alberts, László Moholy-Nagy and Max Bill. From the end of the 1930s onward, Vantongerloo distanced himself from the straight line in favour of the curved line, producing influential work characterized by greater lyrical compositions and plays of transparency, colour, and light.

Georges Vantongerloo was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1886. A member of the association Abstraction-Création, he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts and Brussels until the first World War. One of the 900,000 refugees who fled Belgium in 1914, Vantongerloo produced early figurative paintings and sculptures in Holland, but faced personal and political turmoil during these early years. This turbulent period of Vantongerloo’s life in exile would leave a lasting impression on his life and work.

In 1918, Vantongerloo became a co-signor of the De Stijl manifesto and a contributor to the movement’s publication De Stijl, along with a principal group of artists including Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, and Vilmos Huszár. In the following years, Vantongerloo would come to define his practice through the use of mathematical equations, science, and ethics. He theorized an equation, ‘volume + void = space’, and began experimenting with abstract linear and geometric works which gave form to his series of works Construction in a Sphere. As his practice developed through the 1920s, Vantongerloo became more invested in scientific-like methods and research; he gave mathematical titles to his works, employed Cartesian analytical geometry, and used parabolic and hyperbolic functions to invent complex shapes and forms, realized in a multifaceted oeuvre of paintings, sculptures, and architectural designs.

After moving to Paris from Menton, France, Vantongerloo joined Abstraction-Création in 1931; he served as vice-president of the artists’ association until 1937, organizing frequent exhibitions and producing annual booklets with contributions from an international group of artists. His models of bridges and a proposed airport were exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1930. In 1936 he participated in the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His first solo show was held at the Galerie de Berri in Paris in 1943, in an act of resistance to Nazi occupation.

The Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung was established by Bill’s widow, the independent curator and scholar Dr. Angela Thomas Schmid, to represent the part of these two artists’ estates entrusted to her care. Despite maintaining entirely distinct artistic practices, artists Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo were bound together in their desire to forge new developments in the field of twentieth-century abstraction, and by their lifelong friendship. Their close relationship and an extended personal written correspondence – which unfolded over the course of more than three decades – united their independent artistic and intellectual endeavours, and helped each to push the boundaries of his work to the fullest. The progress of this extraordinary creative exchange mirrors the artistic and philosophical breakthroughs that defined the last century.

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Georges Vantongerloo

Biography

Print Biography
Born
Antwerp, Belgium, 1886
Education

Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp / Brussels, Belgium, 1905 – 1909

Died
Paris, France, 1965

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Hauser & Wirth, 'max bill & georges vantongerloo crossover', New York NY
2020
Hauser & Wirth, 'Georges Vantongerloo. A Pioneer of Modern Art', Zurich, Switzerland
2019
MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 'Episodes from the Pirovano Collection IV. Through the Cosmos. Correspondence between Georges Vantongerloo and Ignacio Pirovano', Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010
Museum im Kulturspeicher, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Würzburg, Germany
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, ' Voor en nieuwe wereld: Georges Vantongerloo en zijn omgeving van Mondrian tot Bill', The Hague, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
2009
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 'Georges Vantongerloo. Un Anhelo de Infinito', Madrid, Spain
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 'Für eine neue Welt: Georges Vantongerloo und seine Kreise von Mondrian bis Bill', Duisburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
2008
Mu.ZEE, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Oostende, Belgium
2007
Musée Matisse de Nice, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Nice, France
2006
Annely Juda Fine Art, 'Georges Vantongerloo: A Retrospective', London, UK
2002
Centraal Museum Utrecht, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Utrecht, Netherlands
2001
Haus Bill, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Zumikon, Switzerland
1996
Galerie Ronny van de Velde, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Antwerp, Belgium
Annely Juda Fine Art, 'Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo – A Working Friendship', London, UK
1986
Galerie Ernst Scheidegger, 'Georges Vantongerloo zum 100. Geburtstag', Zurich, Switzerland
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Milan, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Akademie der Künste, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Quadrat Bottrop – Josef Albers Museum, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Bottrop, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1981
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Brussels, Belgium (Travelling Exhibition)
1980
LACMA Los Angelos County Museum of Art, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Los Angeles CA
Dallas Museum of Art, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Dallas TX
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Washington DC
1977
Galerie Lopes, 'Georges Vantongerloo – Bilder 1937 - 1949', Zurich, Switzerland
1972
Galerie Scheidegger & Maurer, 'Georges Vantongerloo', Zurich, Switzerland
1971
Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer, 'Georges Vantongerloo – Bilder und Plastiken', Dusseldorf, Germany
1966
Galerie Suzanne Bollag, 'Gedächtnisausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag Georges Vantongerloo', Zurich, Switzerland
1965
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 'Exposicion Homenaje Georges Vantongerloo', Buenos Aires, Argentina
1962
Marlborough Fine Art, 'Georges Vantongerloo', London, UK
1961
Galerie Suzanne Bollag, 'Georges Vantongerloo zum 75. Geburtstag', Zurich, Switzerland
1954
Rose Fried Gallery, 'Vantongerloo Latest Works. Matière Plastique. Glarner Relational Paintings. Latest Works', New York NY
1953
Rose Fried Gallery, 'Georges Vantongerloo', New York NY
Fondazione Origine, 'Omaggio a Georges Vantongerloo', Rome, Italy
1943
Galerie de Berri, 'Georges Vantongerloo, 1909-1939, 30 Années de Recherches', Paris, France
1911
Pulchri Studio, 'Exposition des dernières œuvres de Georges Vantongerloo, sculpteur', The Hague, Netherlands
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Group Exhibitions

2022
Mu.ZEE, 'Belgium-Argentina: Transatlantic Modernisms, 1910-1958', Oostende, Belgium
2021
Hauser & Wirth Bahnhofstrasse, 'space-time continuity', Zurich, Switzerland
Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp & Hans Arp: Cooperations – Collaborations', Zurich, Switzerland
2019
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction – The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift', New York NY
ZKM Zentrum Für Kunst und Medien, 'Negativer Raum', Karlsruhe, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'max bill bauhaus constellations', Zurich, Switzerland
2018
Musée National Picasso, 'Pablo Picasso & la Donation Albers-Honegger Picasso à tous les étages', Paris, France
Galerie Knoell, 'Konstruktiv', Basel, Switzerland
The House of Arts, 'Abstraction Création / Art non figuratif 1932-1936', Ostrava, Czech Republic
2017
MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 'Episodios Colecciòn Pirovano III', Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016
Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, 'Modernity à la belge', Brussels, Belgium
The Drawing Center, 'Drawing Dialogues from the Sol LeWitt Collection', New York NY
Galerie Bob van Orsouw & Partner, 'Boys Toys & Girls’ Pearls', Zurich, Switzerland
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 'Um die Ecke denken', Zurich, Switzerland
2015
Schaulager, 'Future Present', Munchenstein/Basel, Switzerland
Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, 'Metzinger und die Folgen', Reutlingen, Germany
MARTa Herford, '(un)möglich! Künstler als Architekten', Herford, Germany
Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, 'Cézanne bis Richter', Basel, Switzerland
Espace de l’art concret, 'L’abstraction géométrique belge', Mouans-Sartoux, France
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 'Fuego blanco. La colección moderna del Kunstmuseum Basel', Madrid, Spain
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, 'A line is a line is a line', Grimbergen, Belgium
2014
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 'Eine Grosse Idee – 50 Jahre Lehmbruck Museum', Duisburg, Germany
2013
MSK Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 'Modernism. Belgian Abstract Art and Europe (1912-1930)', Ghent, Belgium
Museo di Santa Giulia, 'Novecento mai visto. Capolavori dalla Daimler Art Collection. From Albers to Warhol to (now)', Brescia, Italy
Centre Pompidou, 'Modernités Plurielles 1905-1970', Paris, France
Centre Pompidou-Metz, 'Vues d’en haut', Metz, France
2012
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 'In the Holocene', Cambridge MA
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 'The Avantgarde: From Picasso to Pollock', Venice, Italy
Muzeum Sztuki, 'Correspondences Modern Art and Universalism', Lodz, Poland
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Inventing Abstraction. 1910-1925', New York NY
Centre Pompidou-Metz, '1917', Metz, France
2011
Galería Guillermo de Osma, 'Construyendo Utopías', Madrid, Spain
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, 'Obras maestras de la Pintura en la Colección del IVAM. Pasado, presente y futuro', Valencia, Spain
Fondation Maeght, 'L’abstraction en Europe: le choix d’un collectionneur allemand', Saint-Paul de Vence, France
mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 'Abstrakter Raum. Formationen der Klassischen Moderne', Vienna, Austria
2010
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 'ganz konkret I', Zurich, Switzerland
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, 'Geometría en el siglo XX en la Daimler Art Collection', Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deutsche Guggenheim, 'Utopia Matters: From Brotherhood to Bauhaus', Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 'Utopia Matters: From Brotherhood to Bauhaus', Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
De La Warr Pavilion, 'Modern Times', Bexhill on Sea, UK
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century', New York NY
Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, 'Modern Times: responding to chaos', Cambridge, UK
mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 'Bilder über Bilder Diskursive Malerei von Albers bis Zobernig. Aus der Daimler Kunst Sammlung', Vienna, Austria
2009
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 'Four Stories: Paths to Japanese Modern Art', Sakura, China
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 'Themes and Variations: From the Mark to Zero', Venice, Italy
Erker Galerie, 'Kunst aus einhundert Jahren 1909-2009. Highlights der Daimler Kunst Sammlung', St. Gallen, Switzerland
2008
mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 'Genau und Anders. Mathematik in der Kunst von Dürer bis Sol LeWitt', Vienna, Austria
Fundación Juan March, 'MAXImin', Madrid, Spain
Singapore Art Museum, 'is it tomorrow yet?', Singapore, Singapore
2007
Museum im Kulturspeicher, 'Ausgerechnet… Mathematik und Konkrete Kunst', Wurzburg, Germany
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 'Visionäre Sammlung Vol. 5: Sammlung Rolf und Friedel Gutmann', Zurich, Switzerland
Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, 'Antes y después del minimalismo. Un siglo de tendencias abstractas en la colección DaimlerChrysler', Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2006
Lehmbruck Museum, 'Was ist Plastik? 100 Jahre – 100 Köpfe. Das Jahrhundert moderner Skulptur', Duisburg, Germany
Daimler Contemporary, 'Classical: Modern I. Klassische Moderne aus der Daimler Art Collection', Berlin, Germany
Sprengel Museum, 'Die Zeit der Avantgarden: Aus den Sammlungen des Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz', Hannover, Germany
2005
Palais des Beaux-Arts, 'La Belgique Visionnaire', cur. Harald Szeemann, Brussels, Belgium
Museo de Arte Moderno Esteban Vicente, 'Obras maestras del siglo XX en las colecciones del IVAM', Segovia, Spain
MAMbA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 'Escultura – Objeto. Relecturas en la Colección del MAMbA', Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 'Munch, Nolde, Beckmann… Private Kunstschätze aus Süddeutschland', Stuttgart, Germany
Fondation Beyeler, 'ArchiSkulptur. Dialoge zwischen Architektur und Plastik vom 18. Jh. bis heute', Riehen, Switzerland
MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 'Arte y utopía. La acción restringida', Barcelona, Spain
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Painting & Sculpture II', New York NY
2003
Fondazione Fotografia, 'Da Modigliani al contemporaneo. Scultura dalle collezioni Guggenheim', Modena, Italy
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 'Schweiz konkret 3: Die Künstlerzeitschrift «spirale» 1953–1964. Zum fünfzigjährigen Jubiläum', Zurich, Switzerland
Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, 'Kandinsky and the Quest for Abstraction', Passariano, Italy
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, 'Da Modigliani al contemporaneo. Scultura dalle collezioni Guggenheim', Modena, Italy
2002
Galerie Renée Ziegler, 'Naum Gabo, Georges Vantongerloo, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart', Zurich, Switzerland
Espace de l’Art Concret, '15 variations sur un thème, de Max Bill à John Cage', Mouans-Sartoux, France
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, 'Moderna Museet C/O Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall', Stockholm, Sweden
Centraal Museum, 'Rondom De Stijl – Weininger – d’Ébeth – Vantongerloo', Utrecht, Netherlands
Art Forum Ute Barth, 'Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Berinson, 'Konstruktionen. Gemälde 1920-1937', Berlin, Germany
2001
Annely Juda Fine Art, 'Naum Gabo, Georges Vantongerloo, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Works on Paper', London, UK
2000
Espace de l’art concret, 'Art concret', Mouans-Sartoux, France
Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, 'Von Albers bis Paik. Konstruktive Werke aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler', Zurich, Switzerland
François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, 'Cosmos – From Goya to De Chirico from Friedrich to Kiefer', Venice, Italy
MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 'Campos de fuerzas – Un ensayo sobre lo cinético', Barcelona, Spain
1999
Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 'Geometrie als Gestalt. Strukturen der modernen Kunst', Berlin, Germany
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'ModernStarts: Things', New York NY
1998
Musée Ianchelevici, 'Artistes belges en 1914-1918. 80ème anniversaire de l'Armistice du 11 novembre', La Louvière, Belgium
1996
Gemeentearchief, 'Een kunstolympiade in Amsterdam: reconstructie van de tentoonstelling D.O.O.D., 1936', Amsterdam, Netherlands
1995
Annely Juda Fine Arts, '1945 – The End of War', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Denise René, '1945 – The End of War', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Hans Mayer, '1945 – The End of War', Düsseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée Rath, 'Les figures de la liberté (mille neuf cent quarante-cinq): nouvelles expressions artistiques de l'immédiat après-guerre', Geneva, Switzerland
1994
Annely Juda Fine Arts, 'Line + Movement', London, UK
1992
Musée d’art contemporain Lyon, 'Lyon – Lodz: Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi 1931-1992', Lyon, France
1991
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'Vision of Space. Art and Architecture from 1910-1990', Cologne, Germany
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'Painting in the Prism: Friends of Sonia and Robert Delaunay', Cologne, Germany
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 'Obras maestras de la colección Guggenheim. De Picasso à Pollock', Madrid, Spain
1990
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 'Contemporary Art in a Modern Context', Venice, Italy
1989
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 'Dada y constructivismo', Madrid, Spain
Palazzo Volpi, 'L'Europa dei razionalisti. Pittura scultura architettura negli anni trenta', Como, Italy
1988
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 'ROT GELB BLAU. Die Primärfarben in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts', St. Gallen, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum Fridericianum, 'ROT GELB BLAU. Die Primärfarben in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts', Kassel, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Abstractions', New York NY
The Seibu Museum of Art, 'Dada and Constructivism', Tokyo, Japan
1985
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Contrasts of Form: Geometric Abstract Art, 1910-1980', New York NY
1984
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Moderns', Sydney, Australia
1981
Fundación Juan March, 'Medio Siglo de Escultura: 1900-1945', Madrid, Spain
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'The Classical Moderns', Cologne, Germany
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', Kansas City MS (Travelling Exhibition)
The Detroit Institute of Arts, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', Detroit MI (Travelling Exhibition)
Milwaukee Art Center, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', Milwaukee WI (Travelling Exhibition)
1980
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 'Rot konstruiert und Super Table: Eine Schweizer Sammlung moderner Kunst 1909-1939', Winterthur, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, 'Rot konstruiert und Super Table: Eine Schweizer Sammlung moderner Kunst 1909 - 1939', Hanover, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Wilhelm Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein, 'Rot konstruiert und Super Table: Eine Schweizer Sammlung moderner Kunst 1909 - 1939', Ludwigshafen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', San Diego CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Seattle Art Museum, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Albright-Knox Gallery, 'Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Collection', Buffalo NY (Travelling Exhibition)
1979
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Art of the Twenties', New York NY
Annely Juda Fine Arts, 'Line + Movement', London, UK
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'Mondrian und de Stijl', Cologne, Germany
1978
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée de l’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Louisiana Museum, 'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Humlebaek, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Kulturhuset, 'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Dusseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Geneva, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Tel Aviv, Israel (Travelling Exhibition)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'The Planar Dimension: Europe, 1912-1932', New York NY
Annely Juda Fine Arts, 'The Non Objective World 1914-39', London, UK
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, 'Abstraction – Création 1931-1936', Munster, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée de l’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 'Abstraction – Création 1931-1936', Paris, France
1977
Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 'Tendenzen der Zwanziger Jahre', Berlin, Germany
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Buffalo NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Dallas Museum of Fine Art, 'Constructive Concepts from the McCrory Corporation Collection, New York', Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Abstraction-Création, Art Non-Figuratif', New York NY
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Aspekte konstruktiver Kunst aus der Sammlung McCrory', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
1976
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 'Geometric Abstract Art from the Lillian H. Florsheim Foundation for Fine Arts', Chicago IL
Kölnischer Kunstverein, 'Malewitsch-Mondrian und ihre Kreise. Aus der Sammlung Wilhelm Hack', Cologne, Germany
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'De Boeck, Joostens, Servranckx, Vantongerloo. Pioneers of Abstract Art in Belgium, 1915-60', Cologne, Germany
1974
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Kunst in Polen – Künstler der polnischen Avantgarde und ihre ausländischen Freunde', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'De Stijl, Cercle et Carré 1917-30', Cologne, Germany
Annely Juda Fine Arts, 'Vordemberge-Gildewart Remembered', London, UK
1973
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 'Die Zwanziger Jahre: Kontraste Eines Jahrzehnts', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Liatowitsch, 'Die gegenstandslose Welt 1914-1955', Basel, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Annely Juda Fine Arts, 'The Non-Objective World 1914-1955', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
University Art Museum, University of Texas, 'The Non-Objective World 1914-1955', Austin TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Hayward Gallery, Arts Council, 'Pioneers of Modern Sculpture', London, UK
1972
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Philadelphia in New York', New York NY
Palais des Beaux-Arts, 'L’Art Vivant en Europe', Brussels, Belgium
Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach, 'Rationale Spekulationen: Konstruktivistische Tendenzen in der Europäischen Kunst zwischen 1915 und 1930, ausgewählt aus Deutschen Privatsammlungen', Mönchengladbach, Germany
1971
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Ways of Looking', New York NY
Annely Juda Fine Arts, 'The Non-Objective World 1924-1939', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Jean Chauvelin, 'The Non-Objective World 1924-1939', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Galleria Milano, 'The Non-Objective World 1924-1939', Milan, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
1969
Biennale Nürnberg, 'Biennale Nürnberg 1969 – Konstruktive Kunst: Elemente und Prinzipien', Nuremberg, Germany
1968
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Plus by Minus: Today’s Half-Century', Buffalo NY
1967
Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer, 'Vom Konstruktivismus zur Kinetik 1917-1967', Krefeld, Germany
1965
Moderna Museet, 'The Inner and Outer Space: An Exhibition Devoted to Universal Art', Stockholm, Sweden
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'The Classic Spirit in 20th Century Art. Sculptors and Painters from Brancusi and Mondrian to Today', New York NY
1964
Museum am Ostwall, 'De Stijl', Dortmund, Germany
1963
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 'Contemporary Painting in Belgium', Washington DC
Palais de la Découverte, 'Formes: mathématiques, peintres, sculpteurs contemporains', Paris, France
1962
Galerie d'Art Moderne, '31 Gestalter einer totalen visuellen Synthese', Basel, Switzerland
1961
Musée Rodin, '2e Exposition internationale de Sculpture contemporaine', Paris, France
1960
Helmhaus Zürich, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft, 'Konkrete Kunst: 50 Jahre Entwicklung', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Chalette, 'Construction and Geometry in Painting: From Malevitch to Tomorrow', New York NY
1957
CAMH Contemporary Arts Museums Houston, 'The Sphere of Mondrian', Houston TX
1955
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Recent Acquisitions', New York NY
1952
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'De Stijl', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
La Biennale di Venezia, 'De Stijl', Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
1951
Rose Fried Gallery, 'Arp, Bruce, Delaunay, Diller, Gallatin, Gildewart, Glarner, Picabia, Russel, Van Doesburg, Vantongerloo', New York NY
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Painters of De Stijl', New York NY
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 'De Stijl', Amsterdam, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Moderne Kunst aus der Sammlung Peggy Guggenheim', Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstverein Freiburg, 'Max Bill, Julius Bissier. Georges Vantongerloo', Freiburg, Germany
1950
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Europäische Kunst des 13.-20. Jahrhunderts aus Zürcher Sammlungen', Zurich, Switzerland
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 'Museum of Non-Objective Paintings, Loan Exhibition', New York NY
1949
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Antoine Pevsner, Georges Vantongerloo, Max Bill', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Maeght, 'Les premières maîtres de l'art abstrait', Paris, France
The Pinacoteca, 'Kandinsky, Lissitzky, Mondrian, Seuphor, Schwitters, Taeuber-Arp, Van Doesburg, Vantongerloo', New York NY
1947
Palazzo Reale, 'Arte astratta e concreta', Milan, Italy
1946
Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, '1er Salon des réalités nouvelles: art abstrait, concret, constructivisme, non-figuratif', Paris, France
1945
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture', New York NY
1944
Kunsthalle Basel, 'Konkrete Kunst', Basel, Switzerland
Galerie de Berri, 'Exposition d'art abstrait – peinture, sculptures, dessins, aquarelles', Paris, France
1943
Palace Hotel, 'Moderne Malerei', Gstaad, Switzerland
1940
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection', New York NY
1939
Galerie Charpentier, 'Réalitées Nouvelles. Renaissance Plastique', Paris, France
Kunstnerforbundet, 'International Nutidskunst – Konstructivisme – Neoplasticisme – Abstrakte Kunst – Surrealisme', Oslo, Norway
1938
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 'Abstracte kunst', Amsterdam, Netherlands
'Association artistique des Surindépendants indépendance discipline, neuvième exposition', Paris, France
1937
Kunsthalle Basel, 'Konstruktivisten', Basel, Switzerland
The RISD Museum, University of Rhode Island, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', Providence RI
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', Grand Rapids MI (Travelling Exhibition)
The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', Baltimore MD (Travelling Exhibition)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', Cleveland OH (Travelling Exhibition)
1936
MIA Minneapolis Institute of Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Cincinnati Art Museum, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', Cincinnati OH (Travelling Exhibition)
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Exhibition Center Porte de Versailles, 'Association artistique des Surindépendants indépendance discipline, neuvième exposition', Paris, France
1935
Salon de l’Art Mural, Paris, France
1934
Galerie Abstraction-Création, 'Abstraction-Création, art non figuratif', Paris, France
1931
Palais des Beaux-Arts, 'L’Art Vivant en Europe', Brussels, Belgium
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Internationale Ausstellung. Plastik', Zurich, Switzerland
1930
Musée des Arts Decoratifs, 'L’Aéronautique et l’art', Paris, France
Kunstsalon Wolfsberg, 'Produktion Paris 1930: Werke der Malerei und Plastik', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie 23, 'Cercle et Carré', Paris, France
Svenska Slöjdföreningen, 'The Stockholm Exhibition', Stockholm, Sweden
Die Juryfreien, 'Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerei und Plastik', Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1929
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerei und Plastik', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
1927
Anderson Galleries, 'International Exhibition of Modern Art assembled by the Société Anonyme', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
1926
Brooklyn Museum, 'International Exhibition of Modern Art assembled by the Société Anonyme', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
1922
'Exposition Internationale de l’Art d’Aujourd’hui', Geneva, Switzerland
1911
Palais du Cinquantenaire, '18e Exposition de la Société Royale des Beaux-Arts', Brussels, Belgium
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Bibliography

Monographs

2009
Brockhaus, Christoph, Janssen, Hans (eds.), 'Für eine neue Welt: Georges Vantongerloo (1886-1965) und seine Kreise von Mondrian bis Bill', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2009, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bois, Yve-Alain, Brett, Guy, Maldonado, Guitemie (et al.), 'Georges Vantongerloo. A Longing for Infinity', Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2009, ill. (exh. cat.)
2007
Grislain, Jean-Etienne (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo, 1886-1965: un pionnier de la sculpture moderne. "De la sphère à l'aurore boréale"', Paris: Gallimard, 2007, ill. (exh. cat.)
2006
Annely Juda Fine Art (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo: A Retrospective', London: Annely Juda Fine Art, 2006, ill. (exh. cat.)
Brockhaus, Christoph, 'Georges Vantongerloo. Aéroport plus armature, type A - série A, 1928', Berlin: Kulturstiftung der Länder, 2006, ill.
2002
Wieczorek, Marek, 'Het heelal in de huiskamer. Georges Vantongerloo en de Nieuwe Beelding van De Stijl / The Universe in the Living Room. Georges Vantongerloo in the Space of De Stijl', Utrecht: Centraal Museum, 2002, ill. (exh. cat.)
1996
Ceuleers, Jan, 'Georges Vantongerloo: 1886-1965', Gent: Snoeck-Ducaju, 1996, ill.
1987
Thomas Schmid, Angela, 'Denkbilder: Materialien zur Entwicklung von Georges Vantongerloo bis 1921 unter Berücks. d. Korrespondenzen mit Theo van Doesburg u. Piet Mondrian', Dusseldorf: Ed. Marzona, 1987, ill. (diss.)
1986
Bill, Max, Argan, Giulio Carlo, Thomas, Angela (et al.), 'Vantongerloo', Milan: Electa, Berlin: Akademie der Künste, 1986, ill. (exh. cat.)
1981
Bill, Max, Thomas Jankowski, Angela, Baumann, Felix (et al.), 'Georges Vantongerloo', Zurich: Kunsthaus Zürich / Offset-Buchdruck, 1981, ill. (exh. cat.)
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo: 1886-1965', Brussels: Loiseau, 1981, ill. (exh. cat.)
1980
Mertens, Phil (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo: A Travelling Retrospective Exhibition', Brussels: Loiseau, 1980, ill. (exh. cat.)
1977
Galerie Lopes (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo. Bilder 1937-1949', Zurich: Galerie Lopes, 1977, ill. (exh. cat.)
1975
Galerie Scheidegger und Maurer (ed.), 'Splitter Nr. 6. Portrait Georges Vantongerloo', Zurich: Galerie Scheidegger und Maurer, 1975, ill.
1971
Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo. Bilder und Plastiken', Dusseldorf: Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer, 1971, ill. (exh. cat.)
1966
Galerie Suzanne Bollag (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo. Gedächtnisausstellung zum 80. Geburtstag', Zurich: Galerie Suzanne Bollag, 1966, ill. (exh. cat.)
1965
Museo Nacional de Bella Artes (ed.), 'Exposicion Homenaje Georges Vantongerloo 1886-1965', Buenos Aires: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1965, ill. (exh. cat.)
1962
Bill, Max (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo', London: Marlborough Fine Art, 1962, ill. (exh. cat.)
1961
Galerie Suzanne Bollag (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo. Zum 75. Geburtstag', Zurich: Galerie Suzanne Bollag, 1961, ill. (exh. cat.)
1953
Dorazio, Piero, 'Omaggio a Georges Vantongerloo', Rome: Fondazione Origine, 1953
Rose Fried Gallery (ed.), 'Georges Vantongerloo', New York: Rose Fried Gallery, 1953 (exh. cat.)
1943
Galerie de Berri (ed.), 'Exposition Georges Vantongerloo 1909-1939, 30 années de recherche', Paris: Galerie de Berri, 1943 (exh. cat.)
1916
Pulchri studio (ed.), 'Exposition des dernières oeuvres de Georges Vantongerloo, sculpteur', The Hague: Pulchri studio, 1916 (exh. cat.)
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Artist’s Books & Writings

1968
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Symetrie et proportion' [unpublished text pronounced by Georges Vantongerloo at the conference held on 29 September 1951 on the occasion of the Primo Congresso Internazionale sulle Proporzioni nelle Arti ("De Divina Proportione"), at the IX Triennale di Milano], in: Leonardo, Cambridge, vol. 1, no. 3., 1968, pp. 313-317
1924
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'L'art et son avenir', Anvers: Edition De Sikkel, Santpoort: C.A. Mees, Brussel: Imprimerie P. Céoen, 1924
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Publications

2017
Bardón, Xavier García, De Meyer, Dirk, Derycke, Luc (et al.), 'Museum II', Gent: Museumcultuur Strombeek-Gent/MER Paper Kunsthalle, 2017, ill.
2015
Grasser-Fulchéri, Fabienne (ed.), 'L’abstraction géométrique belge', Gent: Snoeck, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)
2008
Seban, Alain, Pacquement, Alfred, 'Collection Art Moderne', Paris: Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2008, ill.
2006
Kleinbub, Claudia, Seidel, Claudia, Wiehager, Renate, 'Classical – Modern I. Klassische Moderne aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler Contemporary', Stuttgart: DaimlerChrysler, 2006, ill. (exh. cat.)
2005
Buchsteiner, Thomas, Letze, Otto (eds.), 'Max Bill. Maler, Bildhauer, Architekt, Designer', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2005, ill. (exh. cat.)
2000
Langmead, Donald, 'The artists of De Stijl. A guide to the literature', Westport: Greenwood Press, 2000
1996
Thomas Schmid, Angela, 'Max Bill – Georges Vantongerloo: A Working Friendship. 50 years of Sculpture, Painting and Drawing', London: Annely Juda Fine Art, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)
Blotkamp, Carel (ed.), 'De vervolgjaren van De Stijl: 1922-1932', Amsterdam: L. J. Veen, 1996, ill.
Vink, H. J., 'De kleurentheorieën van Vantongerloo en reacties van andere De Stijl kunstenaars / Vantongerloo's colour theories: reactions by other members of de Stijl-group' [ICSAC-Cahier, no. 10], Brussel/Antwerp: ICSAC Internationaal Centrum voor Structuuranalyse en Constructivisme, 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)
1979
Musée d’Art et d’Industrie (ed.), 'L’art dans les années 30 en France', Saint Etienne: Musée d’art et d’Industrie, 1979, p. 93, ill. (exh. cat.)
Gmurzynska, Krystyna (ed.), 'Mondrian et De Stijl', Cologne: Galerie Gmurzynska, 1979, ill. (exh. cat.)
Gallery Annely Juda (ed.), 'Line and Movement', London: Gallery Annely Juda, 1979, ill. (exh. cat.)
1977
Neue Nationalgalerie (ed.), 'Tendenzen der zwanziger Jahre. 15. Europäische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1977', Berlin: Dietrich Riemer Verlag, 1977, ill. (exh. cat.)
Westfälisches Landesmuseum Münster (ed.), 'Skulptur. Die Entwicklung der abstrakten Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert und die autonome Skulptur der Gegenwart', Munster: Westfälisches Landesmuseum, 1977, ill. (exh. cat.)
Rotzler, Willy (ed.), 'Konstruktive Konzepte. Eine Geschichte der konstruktiven Kunst vom Kubismus bis heute', Zurich: ABC Verlag, 1977, ill.
McCrory Corporation, Kunsthaus Zürich (eds.), 'Aspekte Konstruktiver Kunst. Sammlung McCrory', New York: McCrory Corporation, Zurich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1977, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hüttinger, Eduard, 'Max Bill', Zurich: abc Verlag, 1977, p. 220, ill.
Albrecht, Hans Joachim, 'Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert. Raumbewusstsein und Künstlerische Gestaltung', Cologne: Dumont Verlag, 1977, ill.
1976
Zander Rudestine, Angelica, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: 'The Guggenheim Museum Collection. Paintings 1880-1945. Vol. 2', New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, pp. 662-674, ill.
Bauhaus Archiv (ed.), 'Bauhaus Dessau 1926-1931. Bauhaus Zeitschrift für Gestaltung: 14 issues' [published in facsimile], Nendeln: Kraus Reprint, 1976, ill.
Fath, Manfred, Herzogenrath, Wulf (eds.), 'Malewitsch, Mondrian und ihre Kreise. Sammlung Wilhelm Hack', Cologne: Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1976, p. 185, ill. (exh. cat.)
Staber, Margit, 'Fritz Glarner', Zurich: ABC Verlag, 1976
Galerie Gmurzynska (ed.), 'De Boeck, Joostens, Servranckx, Vantongerloo – Pioniere der abstrakten Kunst. Belgien 1915-1960', Cologne: Galerie Gmurzynska, 1976 (exh. cat.)
1975
Blok, Cor, 'Geschichten der abstrakten Kunst 1900-1960', Cologne: Dumont Verlag, 1975
1974
Annely Juda Fine Art (ed.), 'Vordemberge-Gildewart Remembered', London: Annely Juda Fine Art, 1974 (exh. cat.)
Maldonado, Tomas, 'Avanguardia e razionalità – articoli, saggi, pamphlets 1946 - 1974', Turin: Giulio Einaudi, 1974
Galerie Gmurzynska (ed.), 'De Stijl, Cercle et Carré', Cologne: Galerie Gmurzynska, 1974 (exh. cat.)
1973
Kunsthaus Zürich (ed.), '50 Jahre Handelsverband der Schweiz', Zurich: Kunsthaus Zurich, 1973 (exh. cat.)
Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich, 'Die zwanziger Jahre', Zurich: Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1973 (exh. cat.)
Hayward Gallery (ed.), 'Pioneers of modern sculpture', London: Hayward Gallery, Arts Council, 1973 (exh. cat.)
Annely Juda Gallery, University Art Museum (eds.), 'The Non-Objective World 1914-1955', London: Annely Juda Gallery, Austin: University Art Museum, 1973 (exh. cat.)
1972
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belguique (ed.), 'Vers une plastique pure – les premiers abstraits belges 1918-1930', Brussels: Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belguique, 1972 (exh. cat.)
Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach (ed.), 'Rationale Spekulationen – konstruktivistische Tendenzen in der europäischen Kunst zwischen 1915 und 1930', Mönchengladbach: Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach, 1972 (exh. cat.)
1971
Kunsthalle Nürnberg (ed.), 'Was sie Schönheit sei, ich weiss es nicht – Künstler Theorie Werk (zur 2. Nürnberger Biennale)', Cologne: Dumont Verlag, 1971 (exh. cat.)
Zanini, Walter, 'Vantongerloo e sua are a de base matématica', in: Tendencias de escultura moderna, Sao Paolo: Ed. Cultrix, 1971, pp. 230-234
Galerie Chauvelin, Gallery Annely Juda, Galleria Milano (eds.), 'The non-objective world 1924-39', Paris: Galerie Chauvelin, London: Gallery Annely Juda, Milan: Galleria Milano, 1971 (exh. cat.)
Holt, Michael, 'Mathematics in Art', London: Studio Vista, 1971
Besset, Maurice, '20. Jahrhundert', Stuttgart: Belser Verlag, 1971
Galerie Denise René (ed.), 'Masters of Early Constructive Abstract Art', New York: Galerie Denise René, 1971 (exh. cat.)
1970
Kunstmuseum Basel (ed.), '19./20. Jahrhundert', Basel: Kunstmuseum Basel, 1970
1969
Arnason, H.H., 'A History of Modern Art – Painting, Sculpture, Architecture', London: Thames & Hudson, 1969
Waddington, C.H., 'A Study of Relations Between Painting and the Natural Sciences in this Century', Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1969
Burnham, Jack, 'Beyond modern sculpture. The effects of science and technology on the sculpture of this century', New York: Braziller, 1969
1968
Weston, Neville, 'Kaleidoscope of Modern Art', London: Harrap, 1968
Besset, Maurice, 'Qui était Le Corbusier?', Geneva: Skira, 1968, p. 55
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (ed.), 'Plus by Minus: Today’s half century', Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1968 (exh. cat.)
Hill, Anthony, 'Data – Directions in Art, Theory and Aesthetics', London: Faber & Faber, 1968
Burnham, Jack, 'Beyond Modern Sculpture – the effects of Science and Technology on the Sculpture of this Century', New York: Braziller, 1968
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Symetrie et proportion', in: Leonardo, Cambridge, vol. 1, no. 3., 1968, pp. 313-317
1967
Seuphor, Michel, 'Vom Konstruktivismus zur Kinetik 1917-1967', Krefeld: Galerie Denise René/Hans Meyer, 1967 (exh. cat.)
Rickey, Georges, 'Constructivism – Origins and Evolution', New York: Braziller, 1967
Kepes, Gyorgy, 'Struktur in Kunst und Wissenschaft', Brussels: Ed. de la Conaissance, 1967
Popper, Frank, 'Naissance de l’art cinétique', Paris: Gauthier Villars, 1967
1966
Pellegrini, Aldo, 'New Tendencies in Art', Buenos Aires: Jacobo Muchnik, New York: Crown Publishers, London: Elek Books Ltd., 1966
Staber, Margit, 'Konkrete Kunst', Serielle Manifeste, Jahrgang 66, Manifest 11, St. Gallen: Ed. Galerie Press, 1966
1965
Gyorgy Kepes (ed.), 'Structure in Art and Science', New York: George Braziller, 1965
Sidney Janis Gallery (ed.), 'The Classic Spirit in 20th Century Art. Sculptors & Painters from Brancusi & Mondrian to today', New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1965 (exh. cat.)
Wallraf-Richartz Museum (ed.), 'Traum-Zeichen-Raum / Benennung des Unbekannten / Kunst in den Jahren 1924-1939', Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 1965 (exh. cat.)
1964
Tate Gallery (ed.), 'Painting and sculpture of a decade, 54-64', London: Tate Gallery, 1964
Seuphor, Michel, 'La peinture abstraite – sa genèse, son expansion', Paris: Flammarion. 1964, p. 66
1963
Université de Paris (ed.), 'Formes mathématiques, peintres, sculpteurs contemporains', Paris: Université de Paris/Palais de la Découverte, 1963
The Corcoran Gallery of Art (ed.), 'Contemporary Painting in Belgium', Washington D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1963 (exh. cat.)
Seuphor, Michel, 'La peinture abstraite en Flandre', Brussels: Ed. Arcade, 1963
Moderna Museet, 'Önskemuseet – the museum of our dreams', Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1963 (exh. cat.)
1962
Galerie d’Art Moderne (ed.), '31 Gestalter einer totalen visuellen Synthese – neue Richtungen in der plastisch-kinetisch integrierten Sichtbarkeit, Basel: Galerie d’Art Moderne, 1962 (exh. cat.)
Seuphor, Michel, 'International anthology of contemporary engraving', Milan: Tristan Sauvage, Galleria Schwarz, 1962
Gepts, Gilberte, 'La Sculpture en Belgique', Antwerp: Ed. Helios, 1962, p. 3
1961
Musée Rodin (ed.), '2e exposition internationale de sculpture contemporaine', Paris: Musée Rodin, 1961, p. 2 (exh. cat.)
Dorfles, Gillo, 'Ultime tendenze nell’arte di oggi', Milan: Feltrinelli, 1961
1960
Galerie Chalette (ed.), 'Construction and Geometry in Painting – from Malevich to Tomorrow', New York: Galerie Chalette, 1960 (exh. cat.)
Helmhaus Zürich (ed.), 'Konkrete Kunst – 50 Jahre Entwicklung', Zurich: Helmhaus Zürich, 1960, p. 18
Schmalenbach, Werner, 'Lexikon der Modernen Plastik', Munich: Droemersche Verlagsanstalt Th. Knaur Nachf., 1960, p. 344
1959
Kosice, Gyula, 'Geocultur de la Europa de Hoy', Buenos Aires: Losange, 1959, pp.112, 114
Callewaert, Marc, Bilcke, Maurits, 'De eerste abstrakten in België – Hulde aan de pioniers', Amsterdam: Hessenhuis, 1959
Seuphor, Michel, 'Die Plastik unseres Jahrhunderts', Neuchâtel: Ed. du Griffon, 1959, pp. 5, 57, ill.
1957
Musée d’Art et d’Industrie (ed.), 'Art abstrait: les premières générations 1910-1939', St. Etienne: Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, 1957, p. 79
Seuphor, Michel, '50 Ans de peinture abstraite', Paris: Galerie Creuze, 1957
Gerstner, Karl, 'Kalte Kunst – zum Standort der heutigen Malerei', Teufen: Arthur Niggli Verlag, 1957
1956
Schmidt, George, 'In Memoriam Oskar Müller-Widmann 1887-1956', Basel, 1956
Bense, Max, 'Ästhetische Information', Krefeld/Baden-Baden: Agis Verlag, 1956
Petersen, Bjerke, 'Konkret Konst', Stockholm: Raben & Sjörgen, 1956
Jaffé, Hans Ludwig C., 'De Stijl 1917-1931, the Dutch Contribution to Modern Art', Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1956
1955
Giedion-Welcker, Carola, 'Plastik des 20. Jahrhunderts – Volumen und Raumgestaltung', Stuttgart: Gerd Hatje Verlag, 1955
Bill, Max, 'Mies Van der Rohe', in: Architetti del movimento moderno, vol.12, Milan: il Balcone, 1955, p. 17, ill.
1954
Stedelijk Museum (ed.), 'Collectie Philippe Dotremont', Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1954
Rose Fried Gallery (ed.), 'Vantongerloo Latest Works. Matière Plastique. Glarner Relational Paintings. Latest Works', New York: Rose Fried Gallery, 1954 (exh. cat.)
Trier, Eduard, 'Moderne Plastik', Berlin: Verlag Gebrüder Mann, 1954, p. 75
Dorazio, Piero, 'La fantasia dell’arte nella vita moderna', Rome: Polveroni e quinti editori, 1954
1953
Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Zwanzig Jahre Emanuel-Hoffmann-Stiftung 1933-1953', Basel: Kunstmuseum Basel, 1953, p. 29, ill. (exh. cat.)
Zevi, Bruno, 'Poética dell’architettura neoplastica', Milan: Editrice Tamburini, 1953
1952
Cardnuff Richie, Andrew, 'Sculpture of the Twentieth Century', New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1952
1951
Kunsthaus Zürich (ed.), 'Moderne Kunst aus der Sammlung Peggy Guggenheim', Zurich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1951 (exh. cat.)
Seuphor, Michel, 'Painters of De Stijl / Debut of Abstract Art in Holland: 1917-21 – Huszar, Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Vantongerloo', New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1951 (exh. cat.)
Fasola, Giusto Nicco, 'Ragione dell’arte astratta', Milan: Istituto editoriale Italiano, 1951
Kunstverein Freiburg (ed.), 'Max Bill, Julius Bissier, Georges Vantongerloo', Freiburg i. B.: Kunstverein Freiburg, 1951 (exh. cat.)
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (ed.), ‘De Stijl. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. 6.7.51-25.9.51’, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1951 (exh. cat.)
1950
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (ed.), 'Internationale Ausstellung Form und Gestaltung', Vienna: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, 1950 (exh. cat.)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (ed.), 'Museum of Non-Objective Painting, Loan Exhibition', New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1950 (exh. cat.)
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 'Moholy-Nagy, Experiment in Totality', New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950
1949
The Pinacotheca (ed.), 'Kandinsky, Lissitzky, Mondrian, Seuphor, Schwitters, Taeuber-Arp, Van Doesburg, Vantongerloo', New York: the Pinacoteca, 1949 (exh. cat.)
Seuphor, Michael, 'L’art abstrait, ses origines, ses premiers maîtres', Paris: Maeght, 1949, p. 316
Bill, Max, 'Robert Maillart', Zurich: Verlag für Architektur AG., 1949, p. 26
Kunsthaus Zürich (ed.), 'Antoine Pevsner, Georges Vantongerloo, Max Bill', Zurich: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1949 (exh. cat.)
1948
Barr, Alfred H. Jr., 'Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art', New York: E. L. Hildreth & Co, 1948, pp. 277, 323 (exh. cat.)
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Paintings, sculptures, reflections', New York: Wittenborn, Schultz, 1948
1947
Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo, 'The New Vision and Abstract of an Artists', New York: Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc., 1947
1944
Kunsthalle Basel (ed.), 'Konkrete Kunst', Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, 1944 (exh. cat.)
Gauthier, Maximillian, 'Exposition d’art abstrait – peinture, sculptures, dessins, aquarelles', Paris: Galerie de Berri, 1943 (exh. cat.)
1942
Guggenheim, Peggy (ed.), 'Art of this Century – Objects – Drawings – Photographs – Paintings – Sculpture – Collages 1910 - 1942', New York: Art of this Century, 1942
1940
New York University (ed.), 'Museum of Living Art – A.E. Gallatin Collection', New York: New York University, 1940
1939
Rambosson, Yvanhoé, Sidès, Frèdo, 'Réalités Nouvelles – Renaissance Plastique', Paris: Galerie Charpentier, 1939 (exh. cat.)
Kunstnerforbundet (ed.), 'International Nutidkunst – Konstruktivisme – Neoplasticisme – Abstrakt Kunst – Surrealisme', Oslo: Kunstnerforbundet, 1939
1938
Stedelijk Museum (ed.), 'Tentoonstelling abstracte kunst', Amsterdam: De Spieghel, 1938
1937
Kunsthalle Basel (ed.), 'Kunstruktivisten', Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, 1937 (exh. cat.)
Giedion-Welcker, Carola, 'Moderne Plastik', Zurich: Verlag Dr. Hans Girsberger, 1937
1936
Barr, Alfred H. Jr., 'Cubism and Abstract Art – Abstract Art in Holland: De Stijl / Neo-plasticism', New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1936, pp. 140-152 (exh. cat.)
Société des artistes indépendants (ed.), 'Catalogue de la 47e exposition: au Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées: du 7 février au 8 mars 1936 inclus / Société des artistes indépendants', Paris: Société des artistes indépendants, 1936 (exh. cat.)
1935
Farner, Konrad, 'These, Antithese, Synthese', Lucerne: Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1935
1931
Seuphor, Eduard, 'Un renouveau de la peinture en Belgique flamande', Paris: Les Tendances Nouvelles, 1931
___, 'L’Art vivant en Europe', Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1931 (exh. cat.)
___, 'Internationale Ausstellung - Plastik', Zurich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1931 (exh. cat.)
1930
Kunstsalon Wolfsberg (ed.), 'Produktion Paris 1930 – Werke der Malerei und Plastik', Zurich: Kunstsalon Wolfsberg, 1930 (exh. cat.)
Musée des Arts Décoratifs (ed.), 'L’aéronautique et l’art, 1re exposition internationale de poste ariénne', Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1930 (exh. cat.)
Joseph, Edouard, 'Dictionnaire biographique des artistes contemporains, 1910-1930 Vol. 3', Paris: Grund, 1930
1929
Kunsthaus Zürich (ed.), 'Abstrakte und surrealistische Malerei und Plastik', Zurich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1929 (exh. cat.)
Galeria Dalmau (ed.), 'Exposicion de arte moderno y nacional y extranjero', Barcelona: Galeria Dalmau, 1929, p.15 (exh. cat.)
1927
Dreier, Katherine S., 'International Exhibition of Modern Art assembled by the Sociéte Anonyme', New York: Anderson Galleries, 1927, p.15 (exh. cat.)
1925
Arp, Hans, Lissitzky, El (eds.), 'Die Kunst-ismen / Les Ismes de l’art / The Isms of Art 1914-1924', Zurich/Munich/Leipzig: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1925
1924
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'L'art et son avenir', Anvers: Edition De Sikkel, Santpoort: C.A. Mees, Bruxelles: Imprimerie P. Céoen, 1924
1921
Van Doesburg, Theo, 'Classique-baroque-moderne', Antwerp: Ed. De Sikkel, Paris: Léonce Rosenberg, 1921
1920
___, 'Exposition internationale d’art moderne, peinture, sculpture, etc.', Geneva, p. 26
1918
___, 'L’art belge en exil / Belgische Kunst in ballingschap', The Hague: De Cicerone, p. 50
1916
Pulchri studio (ed.), 'Exposition des oeuvres belges (peinture, dessin, sculpture', The Hague: Pulchri studio, 1916 (exh. cat.)
1911
Palais du Cinquantenaire (ed.), '18e Exposition de la Société Royale des Beaux-Arts'/3e Salon de Printemps', Brussels: Palais du Cinquantenaire, 1911 (exh. cat.)
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Press

2020
___, 'Georges Vantongerloo, discípulo del grupo De Stijl y el neoplasticismo', on: fahrenheitmagazine.com, 24 November 2020, ill.
2005
Werner, Gabriele, 'Mathematik im Surrealismus', in: Kunststoff, Osnabruck, no. 1, 2005
1987
Schubert, Hannelore, 'Georges Vantongerloo: Josef-Albers-Museum, Quadrat, Bottrop (7.9. - 12.10.86)', in: Das Kunstwerk, Stuttgart/Berlin/Cologne/Mainz, no. 40, 1987, pp. 60-61
1982
Gast, Nicolette, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: De Beginjaren van De Stijl, Utrecht, 1982, pp. 233-261
1981
Anker, Valentina, 'Vantongerloo', in: Art international, Paris, vol. XXIV/5-6,1981, pp. 158-194
Bill, Max, 'Retrospektive Georges Vantongerloo', in: Die Kunst und das schöne Heim, Munich, no. 93., 1981, pp. 220-221
Thomas Schmid, Angela, 'Die Kunst des Denkens und der ästhetischen Recherche', in: Werk, Bauen + Wohnen, Zurich, no. 68, 1981, pp. 4-5, 9
1979
Micha, René, 'Mondrian et De Stijl', in: Art International, Lugano, vol. XXIII/5-6, September 1979, pp. 82-85
1978
Bergen, Emiel, 'Georges Vantongerloo – ke design, les projets architecturaux', in: +/o, Revue d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, no.23-24, 1978, pp. 60-71
1977
Messerli, Alfred, 'Vantongerloo', in: Züri Leit, Zurich, 10 May 1977
G.R., 'Georges Vantongerloo in der Galerie Lopez', in: Zürisee Zeitung, Zurich, Stäfa, 12 May 1977
L.V., 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: NZZ, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, 17 May 1977, p. 39
Engeli, Max, 'Experiment des Geistes', in: Brückenbauer, Zurich, 20 May 1977
M.St. 'Träumer, Erfinder, Macher', in: Die Weltwoche, Zurich, 8 July 1977
___, 'Georges Vantongerloo à Zurich (un pionnier)', in: Tribune de Lausanne le matin, Lausanne, 8 July 1977
Geelhaar, Christian, 'Ausstellung. Georges Vantongerloo. 7. Mai bis 16. Juli 1977. Zürich – Galerie Lopes AG', 1977, in: Pantheon, 35.1977, p. 373
1974
Staber, Margit, 'Georges Vantongerloo: Mathematics, Nature and Art', in: Studio-International Journal of Modern Art, London, 1974, volume 187, no. 965, pp.181-184
1972
Fullaondo, Juan Daniel, 'Georges Vantongerloo desde El Stijl a la Aurora Boreal', in: Nueva Forma, Madrid, no. 75, 1972
1970
Bergen, Emiel, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Vytarne Umeni, Prague, 4, 1970, pp. 162-180
Brissoni, Armando, 'El Estructoralismo matématico de la escultura en Georges Vantongerloo', in: Nueva Forma, Madrid, no. 51, 1970
1969
Staber, Margit, 'Biennale Nürnberg 1969. Konstruktive Kunst: Elemente und Prinzipien', in: Kunstnachrichten, Lucerne, 5. Jahrgang, Heft 10, July 1969
Brissoni, Armando, 'Lo strutturalismo matematico nelle sculture di Vantongerloo', in: La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, no. 64-65, p. 52
1967
Staber, Margit, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Werk, Winterthur, no. 6, June 1967, p. 353-357
1966
Bill, Max, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: XXe Siècle, Paris, 28e année, no. 26, 1966
Staber, Margit, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Art International, Lugano, vol. X/2, February 1966, pp.13-15
Bergen, Emiel, 'Georges Vantongerloo. (1882-1965)', in: Bulletin / Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 15, 1966, pp. 271-299
1965
Spiteris, T., 'Vantongerloo, pionnier de l’abstraction', in: Chefs-d’oeuvre de l’Art, no. 146, 1965
1963
Staber, Margit, 'De Beginselen van de konkrete kunst', in: De Vlaamse Gids, Brussels, nr. 9, pp. 626-632
Ragon, Michel, 'De Stijl', in: Jardin des Arts, Paris, no.106, September 1963, p. 3
1962
Da Cunha, Carlos, 'Mestre Vantongerloo fala da arte moderna – abstracionisma ja nao é mais a arte regenerada', in: O Jornal, Rio de Janeiro, 1 July 1962, p. 3
Newton, Eric, 'Vantongerloo Exhibition at the new London Gallery', in: the Guardian, London, 14 November 1962
___, 'Artistic Laboratory of Vantongerloo', in: The Times, London, 19 November 1962, p. 13
Reichardt, Jasia, 'Vantongerloo', in: The Arts Review, London, 3-17 November 1962, pp. 6, 23
Frampton, Kenneth, 'The work of Georges Vantongerloo', in: Architectural Design, London, November 1962, p. 542f
1961
Scheidegger, Ernst, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, 25 November 1916, p. 6
___, 'Georges Vantongerloo 75 Jährig', in: Die Tat, Zurich, 27. November 1961, p. 5
Staber, Margit, 'Experimentierter im Unbekannten' – Georges Vantongerloo in der Galerie Suzanne Bollag', in: Zürcher Woche, Zurich, 1 December 1961, p. 15
R.Hs., 'Galerie Suzanne Bollag: Georges Vantongerloo', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, 7 December 1961, p. 16
1960
Von Wiegand, Charmion, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Arts, New York, vol. 34, September 1960
___, 'Konkrete Kunst', in: Tagesanzeiger, Zurich, 11 June 1960
___, 'Konkrete Kunst – zu einer Ausstellung im Helmhaus Zürich', in: Neues Winterthurer Tagblatt, Winterthur, 14 June 1960
Staber, Margit, 'Die Anfänge der konkreten Kunst', in: Werk, Winterthur, nr. 10, 1960
Duplain, Georges, 'En feuilletant les albums de la Maison des Artistes' in: Gazette de Lausanne, Lausanne, 11 June 1960
Farner, Konrad, 'Der Aufstand der Abstrakt-Konkreten', in: Wissen der Gegenwart, Munich: Dobbeck Verlag, September 1960
1959
Marcus, Gert, 'Vantongerloo’s Architekturprojekt', in: Architektur, no. 1, the Swedish architectural review, Stockholm, 5 December 1959, p. 256f
1956
Bill, Max, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, Morgenausgabe nr. 3403, 29 November 1956
1955
___, 'Documentos: Una pagina de Georges Vantongerloo', in: Ver y Estimar, revista mensuel de critica artistica, Buenos Aires, 2nda serie, no. 6, April 1955, p. 8f
1953
Fitzsimmons, James, 'Modern Surveys De Stijl : Its Contribution to Design', in: Art Digest, New York, vol. 27, no.1, January 1953, p. 6f
1952
Bill, Max, 'De la surface à l’espace', in: XXe Siècle, Paris, no. 2, p. 60
1951
Maldonado, Tomas, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Nueva Vision, Buenos Aires, no. 1, December 1951, p. 19, ill.
1950
Huberman, Beatriz, 'Georges Vantongerloo', in: Ver y Estimar, Cuadernos de Critica Artistica, Buenos Aires, ano 5, no. 17, pp. 30-36
1949
Bill, Max, 'Die mathematische Denkweise in der Kunst unserer Zeit', in: Werk, Zurich, nr. 3, March 1949, pp. 86-92, ill.
___, 'Opina Vantongerloo', in Ver y Estimar, Buenos Aires, no. 11-12, pp. 81-83
Galerie Maeght, 'Les premiers maîtres de l’art abstrait', in: Derrière le miroir, Paris, nos. 20 & 21, May 1949
Bill, Max, 'Die mathematische Denkweise in der Kunst', in: Die Zürcher Woche, Zurich, nr. 3, 14 October 1949, p. 6, ill.
Bill, Max, 'Die mathematische Denkweise in der Kunst unserer Zeit', in: Werk, Zurich, nr. 3, March 1949, pp. 86-92, ill.
___, 'Opina Vantongerloo', in Ver y Estimar, Buenos Aires, no. 11-12, pp. 81-83
Galerie Maeght, 'Les premiers maîtres de l’art abstrait', in: Derrière le miroir, Paris, nos. 20 & 21, May 1949
Bill, Max, 'Die mathematische Denkweise in der Kunst', in: Die Zürcher Woche, Zurich, nr. 3, 14 October 1949, p. 6, ill.
1946
Schmidt, Georg, 'Von der Beziehung zwischen Architektur und Malerei um 1920', in: Werk, Zurich, nr. 7, July 1946, pp. 228-232, ill.
___, '1er Salon des réalités nouvelles art abstrait, concret, constructivisme, non-figuratif', Paris: Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
1945
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Des points créent une ligne…', in: Abstrakt Konkret, Bulletin of Galerie des Eaux Vives, Zurich, Nr. 4, January 1945, p. 1
1943
Bill, Max, 'Von der abstrakten zur konkreten Malerei der 20. Jahrhunderts', in: Pro Arte et Libris, nr. 15-16, Geneva, 1943, pp. 204 - 207
1933
Raphael, Max, 'Geistige Strömungen im gegenwärtigen Paris, 1. Der unpolitische Geist oder die Freiheit Sonette zu finden', in: Information, Heft 7, January, Zurich, 1933, pp. 15-17
1932
Krier, Yves, 'Paris, port de l’air / assisterons-nous d’ici peu à cette audiacieuse realisation?', in: Le Miroir du monde, 3e année, 18 June 1932, Paris
Schmidt, Georg, 'Zur Sociologie des Künstlers', in: Information, Heft 4, October 1932, Zurich
1929
Xcercon, John, 'Who’s Who Abroad – Georges Vantongerloo', in: Chicago Daily Tribune, European edition, Paris, 5 July 1929, p. 4
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Exakte Gestaltung', in: Bauhaus, 3. Jahrgang, nr. 4, Bauhaus Dessau, pp. 16
1927
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'L² = S L³ = V', in: ABC, 2. Serie, nr. 2, Basel
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'L² = S L³ = V', in: Contimporanul, revue davant-garde, 6e année, no. 72, Bukarest, January 1927, p. 8
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Principe d’unité', in: I 10, international revue, 1ste jaargang, nr. 3, Amsterdam, pp. 94 - 96
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'Réflexions sur l’existence absolue des choses', in: I 10, international revue, 1ste jaargang, nr. 10, Amsterdam, pp. 351-356
1926
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'L’Art plastique (1²) = (s) néoplasticisme', in: Vouloir, organe constructif de littérature et d’art moderne, Lille, no 22
___, 'Arta moderna in Olanda', in : Rampa, Romania, 22 September 1926
Mondrian, Piet, 'l’Expression plastique nouvelle dans la peinture', in: Cahiers d’art, no. 7, Paris, 7 September 1926, pp. 181-183
Seuphor, Michel, 'L’Arte avanguardia nel Belgio', in: l’Impero, Rome, 12-3
1925
Eemans, Marc, 'Le movement des idées / Un livre de Georges Vantongerloo: l’Art et son avenir', in: 7 Arts, hebdomadaire d’information et de critique, no. 12, Brussels, 22 January 1925
Vantongerloo, Georges, 'L’Art et son Avenir I. l’evolution de l’art sculptural', in: Bulletin de l’effort moderne, no 13., Paris, March 1925, pp. 12-15
1916
___, 'Puchri studio', in: Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, Rotterdam, 17 March 1916
D.B., 'Beeldhouwkunst / tentoonstelling Georges Vantongerloo, Pulchri studio', in: De Hofstad, ‘s Gravenhage, 18 March 1916, p. 2
___, 'Kunstoverzicht, schilderkunst', in: De Hofstad, ‘s Gravenhage, 24 June 1916, cover
1915
___, 'Belgische kunst, Kunstzalen aan de Oranjestraat', in: De Nieuwe Courant, ‘s Gravenhage, 2.2, Rotterdam, 1915, p. 2
___, 'Tentoonstelling van Belgische kunst, Kunstzaal Kleykamp', in: Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, Rotterdam, 12.2
___, 'Belgische tentoonstelling, Kunstzalen d’Audretsch', in: Eenheid, nr. 247
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A founding member of the Dutch movement De Stijl, Georges Vantongerloo’s wide-ranging career began in the late 1910s in the hotbed of geometric experimentation in sculpture, painting, architecture, and design, and continued for another five full decades. Curated by Dr. Angela Thomas Schmid, the works featured…
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