Braque said “With age, art and life become one.”.
Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most notable contributions were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1905, and the role he played in the development of Cubism with his colleague Pablo Picasso.
Braque’s earliest works were impressionistic, but at 1906 he adopted a Fauvist style after seeing the work exhibited by the artistic group known as the Fauves. At that time Braque worked most closely with the artists Raoul Dufy and Othon Friesz.
Braque’s paintings of 1908–1912 reflected his new interest in geometry and simultaneous perspective. Beginning in 1909, Braque began to work closely with Pablo Picasso who had been developing a similar proto-Cubist style of painting.
Braque resumed painting in late 1916 after his harsh injury in the WWI. He began to moderate the harsh abstraction of cubism and painted many still life subjects during this time, maintaining his emphasis on structure. During his recovery he became a close friend of the cubist artist Juan Gris.
Most of the Braque’s lithographs and book illustrations, he himself created during the 1940s and ’50s, were produced at the Mourlot Studios.
Braque died on 31 August 1963, in Paris He is buried in the cemetery of the Church of St Valery in Varangeville-sur-Mer, Normandy, whose windows he designed Braque’s work is in most major museums throughout the world
Art collections were as follow:
Because of its long duration in Paris, Atelier Mourlot was both a witness to and participant in history. Braque printed there from 1940 to 1950 large collection of fine prints Lithographs and posters.
Georges Braque was the mentor of Aime Maeght, he exhibited at the Maeght Gallery from 1945 until his death in 1963. They commissioned Braque to make the basin of the large fountain and Stained glass work for the window of the Chapel of the Maeght Foundation. Braque appears on the covers of Derriere le miroir, and many books like Varengeville underlining the Maeghts’ prominence in the art world.