Lotti van der Gaag
|Lotti van der Gaag|
|Born||Charlotte van der Gaag
18 December 1923
The Hague, Netherlands
|Died||20 February 1999
Charlotte 'Lotti' van der Gaag (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʃɑrlɔtə ˈlɔti vɑn dɛr ˈɣaːx]; 18 December 1923 – 20 February 1999) was a Dutch sculptor and painter and strongly associated with members of the COBRA arts movement.
Life and career
Aged 20, she had a relationship with the artist Bram Bogart, who introduced her to sculpture.
Around 1950, she visited the Dutch poet Simon Vinkenoog in Paris; here she was introduced to members of COBRA, amongst them Karel Appel and Corneille. During this period she concentrated almost exclusively on her sculpture.
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