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Georges Braque (Braque George)

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Designers, Painters


1882 - Born in Argenteuil sur Seine, France  on the 13th of May.

1897-1899 - He also studied painting in the evenings at the École des Beaux Arts in Le Havre.

1901 - He apprenticed in Paris under a decorator and was awarded his certificate.

1904 - He attended the Académie Humbert, also in Paris, and painted.

1905 - His earliest works were impressionistic, but after seeing the work exhibited by the Fauves in Braque adopted a Fauvist style.

1906 - Traveled with Friesz to L'Estaque, to Antwerp, and home to Le Havre to paint.

1907 - He successfully exhibited works in the Fauve style in the Salon des Indépendants.

1906 - His style began a slow evolution as he came under the strong influence of Paul Cézannn.

1908-1913 - Braque's paintings began to evidence his new interest in geometry and simultaneous perspective.

1909 - He began to work closely with Pablo Picasso who had been developing a similar approach to painting.

1912-  They began to experiment with collage and papier collé.

1914 - He enlisted in the French Army, leaving Paris to fight in the First World War.

1917 - He was severely wounded in the war, and when he resumed his artistic career, he moved away from the harsher abstraction of cubism. Working alone, he developed a more personal style, characterized by brilliant color and textured surfaces and following his move to the Normandy seacoast the reappearance of the human figure.

1963 - He died on the 31st of August in Paris.


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