Amersfoort, 1872 - New York, 1944
Piet Mondrian (b. 1872) was one of the most important artists of the 20th century, known best for his geometric Neo-Plastic paintings.
He died 1944 in New York, but some of his paintings – interestingly dated after his death – became the theme of Walter Benjamin’s lecture “Mondrian ‘63-‘96” organized by the Marxist Center and ŠKUC Gallery and held in the Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana in 1986.
Since then these paintings have been shown on many occasions, including the New York Art Book Fair in 2013, for the presentation of Walter Benjamin's book entitled Recent Writings.