Albert Gleizes

1881 - 1953
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Albert Gleizes, "Métaphore amoureuse", 1910 pencil and gouache on paper 10,4 x 16,1 cm.

Albert Gleizes (8 December 1881 – 23 June 1953), was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", 1912. He exhibited in the prestigious Galerie de l’Efforte Moderne directed by Léonce Rosenberg and also founded and organized the group “Abstraction-Creation”.