About the Museum
Piet Mondrian is well known for his geometric, primary coloured compositions. Through these abstract paintings he gained international fame, working in Amsterdam, Paris and New York. What many people aren't aware of is that Mondrian began his career in the visual arts in Winterswijk, a small town in the East of the Netherlands now home to Museum Villa Mondriaan. Mondrian lived here between the ages of 8 and 20, during which time he discovered his passion for drawing and painting. The museum is located in the former home of the Mondrian family, with a permanent display of Mondrian's early works while producing semi-annual exhibits that expand the narrative around Piet Mondrian and his work, providing a platform to innovative contemporary artists who are inspired by or otherwise connected to the eponymous artist.
(Exterior photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Interior photo courtesy of Villa Mondriaan.)