Georges BRAQUE

b.1882-d.1963

Georges Braque was a French painter, collagist and sculptor best known for having founded Cubism alongside Picasso, which revolutionized 20th-century painting.

His paintings consist primarily of still lifes that are remarkable for their robust construction, low-key colour harmonies, and serene, meditative quality. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints. Merging aspects of the sculptural with the pictorial, Braque was also an innovator in the use of collage, inventing a technique known as papier collé. At seventy-nine, Braque became the first living artist to be accorded a solo exhibition at The Louvre and was awarded state honors at his funeral in 1963.

His work is held in the permanent collections of the world’s foremost museums including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Collection, London; The Albertina, Vienna; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Kunsthaus Zurich; The Phillips Collection, Washington DC; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; many of whom have loaned work for the exhibition.

Available artworks

Georges Braque, Les Soleils, 1946
Georges Braque, Barques sur les galets, 1928
Georges Braque, Pichet et poisson, 1943
Georges Braque, Nature morte