Conrad Theodore Kickert

Deauville – The Artists – Kickert, Conrad Theodore

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who worked in Deauville. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: To our knowledge, Kickert did not work in Deauville itself, but instead worked in nearby Blonville-sur-Mer.

Conrad Theodore Kickert
Conrad Theodore Kickert

Movement(s): Cubism

Conrad Kickert (Johan Conrad Theodoor Kickert) (1882 – 1965), was a self-taught painter, an art critic and a Dutch art collector.

Between 1903 and 1910, he worked in Dombourg with, in particular, Jan Toorop and in Bergen. He was one of the first cubists in the Netherlands. In 1910, he founded the Modern Art Circle in Amsterdam, together with Piet Mondriaan, Jan Sluyters and Jan Toorop.

From 1912, Conrad Kickert mainly lived in Paris, in Denfert-Rochereau, or boulevard Raspail, where he had already visited his friend Lodewijk Schelfhout. With Schelfhout and Mondrian he moved into a studio in Montparnasse and exhibited with painters such as Georges Braque, Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Maurice Utrillo, Kees van Dongen and Maurice Vlaminck.

From the 1920s, Kickert began to adopt a more naturalistic style. As a theme, he often chose figures, landscapes and still lifes. As he often continued to work with the palette knife rather than a brush, his work retained a contemporary feel. He is better known in France than in the Netherlands.

Click here to read more about this artist on Wikipedia (in French only).

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Blonville-sur-Mer is a small town (population: 1,500) located to the South-West of Deauville alongside the coast.

1930 - Conrad Theodore Kickert - Blonville, the beach
1930 – Conrad Theodore Kickert – Blonville, the beach

Conrad Kickert painted throughout France. Here are most of the places he painted in (a link “⇠” to his works will appear here when published):

  • Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
    • Cantal
  • Brittany
    • Le Trieux
    • Loguivy-Plougras
    • Ploumanac’h
    • Quiberon
    • Quimperlee
    • Trebeurden
  • Normandy
  • Occitanie
    • Florac Trois Rivieres
  • Pays de la Loire
    • L’Ile-d’Yeu
  • Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur
    • Saint-Tropez
    • Villefranche-sur-Mer

Deauville was (and still is) a popular place to paint. Here are the artists we found that worked in the city and its surroundings. When an artist’s work is published by us, we’ll show a link (“⇠“) to their works of art. A “*” indicates that the artist did NOT paint directly in Deauville, instead worked in Deauville’s surroundings.

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