Georges Braque

Georges Braque (1882-1963) was a French artist whose work played a pivotal role in the development of Cubism.

Georges Braque Summary:

  • His father and grandfather were also artists and owned a house-painting firm.
  • After serving in the military, he decided he wanted to pursue art full-time.
  • Most of his paintings are still lifes.
  • His early influences were the Impressionists but was drawn to the wild colors of the Fauvism movement.
  • Braque began adapting the cubist style after meeting Pablo Picasso.

Georges Braque’s Famous Paintings:

  • The Portuguese (1911)
  • Violin and Palette (1909)
  • Houses of l’Estaque (1908)
  • Violin and Landscape (1910)
  • Little Harbor in Normandy (1910)
  • Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a Mantelpiece (1911)

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