Constant pseudonym of Nieuwenhuys Constant A.
Dutch, 20th century, male.
Born 21 July 1920, in Amsterdam.
Painter (gouache), sculptor, potter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Figures, portraits, flowers, animals.
Groups: International Situationist, CoBrA, International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus.
Having studied at a school of industrial art and at the fine arts academy in Amsterdam between 1940 and 1942, Constant began his career as a painter with works described as 'experimental' from 1945. In 1947, he joined the short-lived Surréalisme Révolutionnaire movement, as a result of which he met the Dane Asger Jorn. In 1948, he wrote the manifesto of the experimental Dutch group based in Amsterdam in the form of the magazine ...