isd the name used by the Dutch
artist Herman Dirk van Dodeweerd (Born September 18
. He was born in Amsterdam
and studied the History of Art at the University of Amsterdam from 1950
. His first solo exhibition was at the Galerie Le Canard, Amsterdam in 1954
. At this time he also started to write poetry
. He was influenced by the CoBrA
art group, and produced abstract drawings produced with his left hand in the dark. he was also influenced by Dubuffet and Jean Fautrier producing thickly impastoed paintings.
In 1957 he was one of the founder-members of the Nederlandse Informele Groep (Informelen), with the Dutch painters Kees van Bohemen, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven and others.
By 1959 he had joined the Situationist International (SI) and attended their Third conference held in Munich April 17 - 20, 1959. With Anton Alberts, Constant and Har Oudejans he wrote First proclamation of the Dutch Section of the SI.
However he was expelled from the SI in the Spring of 1960. However he participate din other Situationist activity, contributing to the Situationist Times.
He has also contributed to Podium , Gard Sivik, De Nieuwe Stijl, Barbarber.
He lives partly in Amsterdam, partly in Berlin.