Gris was the Third Musketeer of Cubism, and actually pushed Cubism further to
its logical conclusion until his ultimely death in 1927 at the age of 39. His
pictures are a joy to look at!
Spanish artist Juan Gris, b. Mar. 13, 1887, d. May 11, 1927,
was, with Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, one of the first and greatest
exponents of the cubist idiom in painting.
named Jose Victoriano Gonzalez, he adopted the pseudonym by which he is known
after moving (1906) to Paris, where he lived as Picasso's friend and neighbor.
Between 1907 and 1912 he watched closely the development of the cubist style
and in 1912 exhibited his Homage to Picasso (collection of Mrs.
and Mrs. Leigh Block, Chicago), which established his reputation as a painter
of the first rank. He worked closely with Picasso and Braque until the outbreak
of World War I, adapting what had been their intuitively generated innovations
to his own methodical temperament.
the 1920s, Gris designed costumes and scenery for Serge DIAGHILEV's Ballets
Russes. He also completed some of the boldest and most mature statements of his
cubist style, with landscape-still lifes that compress interiors and exteriors
into synthetic cubist compositions, such as Le Canigou (1921;
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.), and figure paintings, especially the
fine series of clowns that includes Two Pierrots (1922; collection
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hecht, Beverly Hills, Calif.).
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