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 Gleizes, Albert (1881 - 1953)
France

Woman and Child, 1927

Oil on Canvas;
206 x 103 cm
Cubism

UID 102-647



Biography

Albert Gleizes was born in Paris. He worked in his father’s fabric design studio after completing secondary school. While serving in the army from 1901 to 1905, Gleizes began to paint seriously. He exhibited for the first time at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1902, and participated in the Salon d’Automne in 1903 and 1904. With several friends Gleizes founded the Abbaye de Créteil outside Paris in 1906. This utopian community of artists and writers scorned bourgeois society and sought to create a nonallegorical, epic art based on modern themes. The Abbaye closed in 1908 due to financial difficulties. In 1909 and 1910 Gleizes met Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger, and Jean Metzinger. In 1910 he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, Paris, and the Jack of Diamonds in Moscow. The following year he wrote the first of many articles. In collaboration with Metzinger, Gleizes wrote Du cubisme, published in 1912. The same year Gleizes helped found the Section d’Or.In 1914 Gleizes again saw military service. His paintings had become abstract by 1915. Travels to New York, Barcelona, and Bermuda during the next four years influenced his stylistic evolution. His first solo show was held at the Galeries Dalmau, Barcelona, in 1916. Beginning in 1918 Gleizes became deeply involved in a search for spiritual values, as reflected in his painting and writing. In 1927 he founded Moly-Sabata, another utopian community of artists and craftsmen, in Sablons. His book, La Forme et l’histoire, published in 1932, examines Romanesque, Celtic, and Oriental art. In the 1930s Gleizes participated in the Abstraction-Création group. Later in his career Gleizes executed several large commissions, including the murals for the Paris World’s Fair of 1937. In 1947 a major Gleizes retrospective took place in Lyons at the Chapelle du Lycée Ampère. From 1949 to 1950 Gleizes worked on illustrations for Pascal’s Pensées. He executed a fresco, Eucharist, for the chapel Les Fontaines at Chantilly in 1952. Gleizes died in Avignon.



Exhibitions

Erich Kahn - Forgotten Generation Jewish Survivor German Expressionist
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
05-05-2005 ~ 09-10-2005

Art Wine Passion
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, Portugal
29-04-2004 ~ 28-07-2004

Albert Gleizes
Galerie Françoise Tournié, France
01-01-1972 ~ 31-12-1972

Albert Gleizes
Galerie d'Art Moderne, Basel, Germany
01-01-1969 ~ 31-12-1969

Albert Gleizes
Musée Ingres (Montauban), France
01-01-1973 ~ 31-12-1973

Les Cubistes
Galerie Melki, France
01-01-1985 ~ 31-12-1985

Art Deco Colecção Berardo
Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Portugal
31-03-2006 ~ 18-06-2006

Art Deco Berardo Collection, Sintra
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-03-2007 ~ 14-10-2007

Art Deco
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
24-06-2009 ~ 20-09-2009


Bibliography

Albert Gleizes, 1973
Published by Musée Ingres Montauban

Albert Gleizes, 1972
Published by Galerie Françoise Tournié

Albert Gleizes, 1969
Published by Galerie d' Art Moderne Feigel

Albert Gleizes, vol I
Published by Foundation Albert Gleizes and Somogy Éditions d' Art

Art Deco Colecção Berardo, 2006
Published by Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
ISBN 9727391605

Erich Kahn - Forgotten Generation Jewish Survivor German Expressionist , 2005
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903018







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