Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Georges Braque


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Cubist movement, Georges Braque [French, 1882-1963] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Braque_Georges

Georges Braque (b. 1882, Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France; d. 1963, Paris), was born on May 13, 1882, in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France. He grew up in Le Havre and studied evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts there from about 1897 to 1899. He left for Paris to study under a master decorator to receive his craftsman certificate in 1901. From 1902 to 1904 he painted at the Académie Humbert in Paris, where he met Marie Laurencin and Francis Picabia. By 1906 Braque’s work was no longer Impressionist but Fauve in style; after spending that summer in Antwerp with Othon Friesz, he showed his Fauve work the following year in the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. His first solo show was at Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler’s gallery in 1908. From 1909 Pablo Picasso and Braque worked together in developing Cubism; by 1911 their styles were extremely similar. In 1912 they started to incorporate collage elements into their paintings and to experiment with the papier collé (pasted paper) technique. Their artistic collaboration lasted until 1914. Braque served in the French army during World War I and was wounded; upon his recovery in 1917 he began a close friendship with Juan Gris.


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Still Life BACH

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Black Fish

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Fishing Boats

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Houses at L’Estaque
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