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    • Juan Gris (1887-1927) | Gris Large Canvas Prints


      • He left Madrid in 1906 and settled in Paris, living near Picasso. At first he broke up the objects in his pictures into many-faceted planes, but by 1911 he was using the analytical form of Cubism, and later used collage and synthetic forms, with an understanding and an originality that preserve him from inclusion among the more obvious Picasso followers.

        He did some work for Diaghilev in 1922-3, but found the world of ballet too hectic.

        His Possibilities de la peinture was given as a paper at the Sorbonne in 1924.

        There are works in New York (M of MA), Paris (Mus. d'Art Mod.) and many other museums.

      • Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (Penguin Reference Books)




Updated: 2012