Georges Braque

Ackermans Fine Art

Georges Braque was born in 1882.  His art studies began with night classes at École des Beaux-Arts, in Le Havre, and later he attended Académie Humbert, in Paris.  Braque became one of the most important artists of the 20th century.  Over the course of his career he painted in the style of the Fauvist and Cubist.  He was a contributor to the development of both of these art movements.

George BraqueBraque painted with the fellow artists Raoul Dufy and Othon Friesz, and together they developed a more subdued Fauvist style. In 1907, he exhibited works in the Salon des Indépendants of the Fauve style.

By 1908, Georges Braque’s work was influenced by Pablo Picasso and the Cubist movement.  His work reflected his interest in geometry and multiple perspectives.  Picasso and Braque collaborated on works and theory until WWI.

“The things that Picasso and I said to one another during those years will never be said again, and even if they were, no one would understand them anymore. It was like being roped together on a mountain.” – Georges Braque

After the war, he continued to paint, but softened his lines and abstraction.  He died in 1963 in Paris.