Georges Braque (Painter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Georges Braque

Georges Braque was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1905, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. Their respective Cubist works were indistinguishable for many years, yet the quiet nature of Braque was partially eclipsed by the fame and notoriety of Picasso.

Born: May 13, 1882, Argenteuil, Val-d’Oise, France
Died: August 31, 1963, Paris, France
Resting place: L’église Saint-Valery, Varengeville-sur-mer, Normandy
Nationality: French
Known for: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking
Movement: Cubism, Fauvism
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About Georges Braque

French painter and sculptor who developed an impressionist style, which came to be called Cubism. He painted Viaduct at L’Estaque and many still lifes late in life, including “Blue Guitar” from 1943.

Before Fame

He studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1897 until 1899. He earned his certificate in 1902 after apprenticing with a decorator.

Achievement

He studied the style of Cubism, which was popularized by Pablo Picasso.

Family Life

He initially wanted to follow in the career path of his father and grandfather by becoming a house painter and decorator. He lived and died alone in Paris.

Associations

He was influenced by Henri Matisse.

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