In 1912 vertrok Mondriaan naar Parijs en woonde aan de Rue du Départ 26. In het Mondriaanhuis is zijn Parijse atelier nagebouwd.
Mondriaanhuis is located at Korte Gracht 11, in the inner city of Amersfoort. Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan was born here in 1872, as the son of a head master. Piet Mondriaan lived in Amersfoort until he turned eight and in many places in the Netherlands and overseas. He died in New York in 1944.
Thanks to the initiative of architect Leo Heijdenrijk and his wife Cis Heijdenrijk, Mondriaanhuis was established at Mondriaan’s birthplace. Here you can learn about the life and work of the world famous artist. You can also find exhibitions of artists inspired by Mondriaan.
Piet Mondriaan started his painter’s career with realistic scenes. A number of paintings of his early years can be found in the Treasure Room of Mondriaanhuis.
The world of Pieter Cornelis
The biographical exhibition The World of Pieter Cornelis presents a picture of the person behind the artist Mondriaan, based on the four most important cities in his life, letters, pictures, documents, works of art, movies and radio plays.
Piet Mondriaan is one of the founders of abstract art. In Mondriaanhuis you can experience how the artist worked and lived in his Paris studio at the Rue du Départ 2, reconstructed at real-life size. Mondriaan lived and worked here from 1921 to 1938. He left the studio to flee Nazism, travelled to Engeland and finally ended up in New York in 1940, invited by the artist Harry Holzman.
Mondriaanhuis shows the work of artists inspired by Mondriaan in temporary exhibitions.
Mondriaanhuis is part of the Foundation Amersfoort-in-C, together with Kunsthal KAdE, Museum Flehite and Architectural Centre FASadE. Board: R.van Zanten (chairman), H. Rimmelswaan (treasurer), Albertine van Vliet, Cony Herben. General director: Paul Baltus.