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Georges Braque

Georges Braque (1882 - 1963) was born at Argenteuil, and moved to Paris in 1900. He was impressed by the works of the Fauve painters, including Matisse, and in 1907 the Cezanne Memorial Exhibition influenced him greatly.

Shortly afterwards he met Picasso, and together they created the movement called Cubism, which affected the development of 20th-century art. His work is often more painterly and fluid than Picasso's.

Braque was called up in World War I, and was seriously injured in 1915. He returned to Paris, where he spent the rest of his life.

The theme of the still life remained central to his post-war work.