Mondrian, Piet

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Mondrian, Piet Gender: M
Mondriaan, Pieter Cornelis
born on 7 March 1872 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Amersfoort, Netherlands, 52n09, 5e23
Timezone LMT m5e23 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°00' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°00 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°49'

Alternative birthtime
from chart in Museum in The Hague
Date 7 March 1872 at 05:45 (= 05:45 AM )
Place Amersfoort, NETH, 52n09, 5e23
Timezone LMT m5e23 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°51 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 18°24'

Piet Mondrian


Dutch artist influenced by Cubism, who developed a highly geometric nonobjective style he called neoplasticism. Co-founder of the magazine called STIJL in 1917, he published a book on his theories in 1920 called "Le Neoplasticisme" (French). His theories of simplification and abstraction altered the course of painting, influencing Bauhaus, modern architecture, and industrial design. Typical of his work are canvases using only vertical and horizontal lines at 90 degree angles, usually primary colors with a black and white background.

He was born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (he later dropped one of the "a’s" in his last name) into a strict Calvinist family. In 1909, he joined the Dutch Theosophical Society, which saw mankind as moving toward a universal spiritual brotherhood, and that such progress can be expressed in geometric forms. He moved to Paris in 1912, and was in Holland visiting his sick father when World War I broke out. He stayed in Holland for five more years, pushing further into abstract art, and returned to Paris in 1919.

Back in Paris, he discovered the good life, which included American jazz and nightclub dancing, and he saw the rhythm as similar to the "dynamic equilibrium" he wanted for his abstract paintings. He moved to New York City in 1940 to escape the Nazis. Subsequently, two of his great last paintings were "Broadway Boogie Woogie," 1943, and "Victory Boogie Woogie," 1944.

He died in New York City on 2/01/1944.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Oud, J.J.P. (born 9 February 1890). Notes: Members of The Style
  • associate relationship with Vantongerloo, Georges (born 24 November 1886). Notes: Founded together the art group De Stijl
  • business associate/partner relationship with Gestel, Leo (born 22 November 1881). Notes: Dutch modernists
  • friend relationship with Brugman, Til (born 16 September 1888)


Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 4/1456.

Forum user M. Cassin reported that "in theGemeentemuseum in the Hague, where I live, I saw a handwritten birth chart amongst the belongings and personal papers of Piet Mondriaan." The chart list a birth time of 5:45 and GMT of 5:23, but the actual chart drawing is computed for birth time 5:50. It seems carelessly calculated, as the Moon is off by more than 1°. 5:45 has been added as alternative birth time.

Svi checked BC in Municipal Archive: 7 March 1872 at 06:00 (des 's morgens ten zes ure).


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Jazz and dancing)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Landscaped, geometric paintings)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book