Albert Gleizes, French, 1881-1953.This vivid painting is Cubiste Composition, Gouache and pencil on heavy paper, 20.2 cm by 28.3cm (about 7 15/16" by 11.2"), signed LR ALB GLEIZES in black, Verso In Pencil, Miette Braive, Rue Chauehat (or Chauchat) Paris, Circa 1920's. Miette Braive (1916-2000) was a cubist painter in Paris
in the circle of Albert Gleizes.\
Excellent Provenance upon request.
His paintings sell for up to $2,709,303 and works on paper sell for up to $150,000. Initially influenced by the Impressionists, at twenty-one his work La Seine a Asnieres was exhibited at the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1902. With several friends in 1906 he founded the Abbaye de Creteil outside Paris. This commune of artists and writers scorned bourgeois society and sought to create nonallegorical, epic art based on modern themes. The commune closed in 1908 due to financial restraints and in 1909 he came under the influence of Fernand Leger, Robert Delauney, Jean Metzinger and later to Henri Faucconnier who led Gleizes to his cubist style. In 1910 he exhibited at the Salon des Independents, Paris and the Jack of Diamonds in Moscow. His paintings had become abstract by 1915. Galeries Daimau, Barcelona held his first one man show in 1916. Later in his career he was commissioned for murals for the Paris Worlds Fair of 1937. In 1947, a major Gleizes retrospective occurred in Lyons at the Chapelle du Lycee Ampere.