Born César Domela Nieuwenhuis in Amsterdam, Domela started making landscapes in a constructivist style in Ascona, Switzerland without any formal background.
When in 1923 he relocated to Berlin, he befriended the November Group, with members such as Georg Grosz and John Heartfield. It was also there where he started painting without subject in compositions of only horizontal and vertical lines. Not much later he became a member of De Stijl.
After the Second World War he mainly focused his work on reliefs, a big number of which is in the collection of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
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