Willem Hussem was a Dutch painter born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1900. He moved to Paris in 1918, where he met Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso, who greatly influenced his work. At the onset of WWII, Hussem moved to Haagse Mijtensstraat, Netherlands, and by the end of the war his focus was on abstract work. He joined several art movements, including Fugare, the Liga Nieuw Beelden, Verve, and New Hague School.
Hussem was awarded the Jacob Maris Prize for painting three times and was invited to the Venice Biennale. His works are in the collections of the Art Museum The Hague, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht, and the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede.
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