Armando (Herman Dirk Van Dodeweerd)
Born in Amsterdam (1929), studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. 1954 His first solo exhibition in Amsterdam. At this time he also started to write poetry. Influenced by the CoBrA art group, he made abstract drawings—with his left hand, in the dark. 1957 he was one of the founder-members of the dutch group (Informelen), with the painters Kees van Bohemen (nl), Jan Henderikse (nl), Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven (nl) and others. By 1959 he had joined the Situationist International.