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)