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date: 26 January 2020

Gleizes, Albertlocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 December 1881, in Paris; died 24 June 1953, in Avignon.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (including etching), draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

Groupe de Puteaux, Section d'Or, Abstraction-Création.

Albert Gleizes was apprenticed to his father, an industrial draughtsman, designing fabics. He left for the USA in 1915, returning to France in 1919 after a short stay in Spain and Portugal. In 1927 he created the religious, craft and artistic communities of Moly-Sabata in Sablons (Isère), the principles of which he explained in 1932 in ...

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