(1883 - 1956)
Jean Metzinger was active/lived in Germany, France. Jean Metzinger is known for still-life, figure, and landscape painting.
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 and 1910 and in 1910 he published an article discussing the Cubism works of both Picasso and Braque. In 1911 he participated in the Salle 41 at the Salon Des Independents, the first formal group show of cubist painters. While working with Albert Gleizes in 1912 they wrote Du Cubism the first book wholly devoted to the movement.
Metzinger was appointed to teach at the Academie de la Palette and later he taught at the Academie Arenius. In 1913 Metzinger exhibited at the Der Sturm Gallery in Berlin and shared a show at the Galerie Berthe Weill in Paris with Gleizes and Leger. He also showed with Jean Crotti, Marchel Duchamp, and Gleizes at the Montross Gallery in New York. After army service during WWI, he returned to Paris. He had numerous exhibitions documenting his national and international successes including solo shows at the Leicester Galleries in London in1930, Hanover Gallery in London in 1932, and the Arts Club of Chicago in 1953.
Metzinger died in Paris on November 30, 1956.