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 Jean Metzinger  (1883 - 1956)

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Lived/Active: Germany/France      Known for: still-life, figure, and landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean Metzinger
1883 (Nantes, France)
1956 (Paris, France)


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Jean Metzinger, a native of Nantes, went to Paris in 1903 and over the next few decades established himself internationally as a painter of still-lives, figures and landscapes based on the neo-impressionist style and form of divisionism, or as it was to become known, Cubism.  

His early works were influenced by Serat and in 1905 he developed a close friendship with Robert Delaunay, who was also painting in the divisionist style.  Metzinger met Picasso between 1909 an (showing 500 of 4667 characters).

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