Constant Nieuwenhuys

Constant Nieuwenhuys

Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys (21 July 1920 – 1 August 2005) better known as Constant was a Dutch painter, sculpture, graphic artist, author, musician and in his book, Constant’s New Babylon. The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998), Mark Wigley even refers to him as an architect.

During the last months of his life Thomas Doebele and Maarten Schmidt made a documentary film about him entitled Constant, Avant Le Départ ("Before Departure"), which features unique footage of Constant working on his last oil painting Le Piège (The Trap). Constant died 1 August 2005 in Utrecht and was survived by his fourth wife, son, three daughters and stephdaughter.

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