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Henri Laurens

 (1885 - 1954)
Henri Laurens was active/lived in France.  Henri Laurens is known for modernist, abstract sculpture, collage, drawings.

Biography   Henri Laurens

Henri Laurens, born in Paris in 1885 as the son of a workman, trained at an early age in a decoration studio, where he modeled period-style ornaments and drew architectural designs. Afterwards Henri Laurens worked on building sites and scaffolding, where he learnt the hands-on side of hewing stone.  He also regularly attended the popular evening classes in drawing taught by "Papa Perrin," who instilled in his pupils a serious attitude to craftsmanship.

Laurens' first sculptures were influenced by Auguste Rodin until he met Georges Braque in 1911.  After encountering Cubism*, Henri Laurens began to translate the ideas of Analytical Cubism into sculpture, polychrome bas-relief* and collages*.  Picasso, who liked what La   ...  Displaying 750 of 2232 characters.

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