Georges Braque was born May 13, 1882 in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France. He studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in La Havre and continued his studies in Paris. His early work was representative of the Fauve style of art, then popular. From 1909 he worked with Picasso in developing Cubism. In addition to painting he also did lithographs, engravings, and sculpture. He died on August 31, 1963 in Paris.
This 72+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is a small spot of foxing in the bottom margin.
This piece was illustrated by Braque, Georges. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Georges Braque (May 13, 1882-Aug. 31, 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor. He, along with Picasso, developed the Cubist movement. He painted houses during the day and studied artistic painting during the evenings at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre before moving to Paris where he attended Academie Humbert. At first his style was impressionistic until he discovered and adapted to the Fauvist style. He exhibited his Fauvist work at the Salon des Independants before being influenced by Paul Cezanne. CezanneÕs work affected many of the avant-garde artists of Paris causing it to transform into Cubism. He died in Paris and is buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Valery in Varengevill-sur-Mer, Normandy, whose windows he designed.
Keywords specific to this image: Art, France, Picasso, Gauguin, Analytic Cubism, Collage