Piet Mondrian (Mondriaan in Dutch) was born in Amersfoort, a small town in Holland. Although Mondrians work came long after the traditional Dutch Masters from the 17th century, he was one of the most revolutionary Dutch painters. His work has many interesting aspects. During his working life he began with landscapes, gradually getting more into the French (post) Impressionst style and finally reaching his artistic high point with his (best known) abstract work. By this time he had left Holland and painted in Paris and his later years in New York.