(1876 - 1942)
Julio Gonzalez was active/lived in Spain, France. Julio Gonzalez is known for abstract cubist painting and sculpture.
Biography Julio Gonzalez
Juli González i Pellicer (21 September 1876 - 27 March 1942) was a Catalan (Spanish) abstract and cubist painter and sculptor.
Born in Barcelona, as a young man he worked with his older brother, Joan, in his father's metal smith workshop. Both brothers took evening classes in art at the Escuela de Bellas Artes. In the late 1890s Julio began to visit Els Quatre Gats, a Barcelona café, where he first met Pablo Picasso. He left Spain in 1900 and moved to Paris, never to return to his homeland.
In Paris he associated with the Spanish circle of artists of Montmartre, including Pablo Gargallo, Juan Gris and Max Jacob. In 1918, he developed an interest in the artistic possibilities of welding, after learning t
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