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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).