Cubism: Georges Braque

Georges Braque, a French painter, and occasional lithographer, engraver and sculptor; one of the creators of Cubism; most of his paintings are of still life. Born at Argenteuil-sur-Seine, son of a house painter. Spent his youth at Le Havre, where in 1899 he was apprenticed to a painter-decorator. In 1900 went to Paris to continue his training; also attended evening classes in painting and drawing. Braque’s work is intertwined with that of his collaborator Pablo Picasso, especially from 1908 to 1912. For a long time it was impossible to distinguish their respective contributions to Cubism, for example in the development of Collage, while Picasso’s fame and notoriety overshadowed the quiet life of Braque.

 

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