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The Glass
Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

The Glass 1918

Juan Gris (1887–1927)

Glasgow Museums

(b Madrid, 23 Mar. 1887; d Boulogne-sur-Seine, nr. Paris, 11 May 1927). Spanish painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer, active mainly in Paris, where he settled in 1906. In his early years there he earned his living mainly with humorous drawings for various periodicals and he did not begin painting in earnest until 1910. By this time he was strongly influenced by his fellow Spaniard Picasso and his serious painting was almost entirely in the Cubist manner.

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

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