Auguste Herbin was born in 1882 in Quievy, Nord, France. Early in his career, he joined the Impressionists and then the Fauves. His studio was next to Braque’s and Picasso’s. This was a wonderful introduction to Cubism and he began to experiment with the style. In 1917, he evolved again to an abstract style before discovering Constructivism. His work was exhibited in the same room as that of Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes and Fernand Léger in the Salon des Indépendants of 1910, and in 1912 he participated in the influential Section d’Or exhibition. By 1922, he began to paint figures.
Auguste Herbin is best know for his pure geometrical shapes and bright colors of his later abstract works. He has had tremendous influence on many younger abstract painters.