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Head of a Boy
Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Head of a Boy 1912

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891–1915)

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

(b St-Jean-de-Braye, nr. Orléans, 4 Oct. 1891; d Neuville-St-Vaast, nr. Arras, 5 June 1915). French sculptor and draughtsman, active in England for most of his short career and usually considered part of the history of British rather than French art. In 1910 he took up sculpture in Paris without formal training, and in the same year he met Sophie Brzeska, a Polish woman twenty years his senior, with whom he lived from that time, both of them adopting the hyphenated name.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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