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Georges Braque died in 1963

31 August, 2016

French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor Georges Braque (1882-1963) is one of the twentieth century’s major artists.

As the founder of cubism and the inventor of pasted papers, he is one of the leading figures in the avant-garde of the early twentieth century before focusing definitively on methodical, serial exploration of still life and landscape painting, which made him the French painter par excellence, the heir to Corot and Chardin and the depository of the classical tradition as well as the precursor of post-war abstraction.

The Grand Palais in Paris hosted an ambitious retrospective in 2013, that was later on presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. You can read about it HERE.

Top Image: Georges Braque, Le Port, hiver – printemps 1909. Huile sur toile, 40,6 x 48,2 cm. Washington, National Gallery of Art, gift of Victoria Nebecker Coberly in memory of her son, John W. Mudd. © National Gallery of art, Washington © Adagp, Paris 2013

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