Albert Gleizes

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Birthday
8, 1881
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 23, 1953 (71)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1881
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 23, 1953 (71)

About

French Abstract and Cubist painter and art theorist whose best-known works include La Chasse (The Hunt), Composition pour Jazz (Composition for Jazz), and Paysage Cubiste (Cubist Landscape).

Before Fame

Before beginning his artistic career, he served in the French Army. At the age of twenty-one, he exhibited a painting at the prestigious Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

Trivia

He collaborated with artist and writer Jean Metzinger on a 1912 theoretical work entitled Cubisme.

Family Life

Born in Paris, he was the son of a textile designer and the nephew of a portrait artist.

Associated With

He considered himself the founder of Cubism, an artistic movement exemplified by the work of Pablo Picasso.