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Juan Gris

 (1887 - 1927)
Juan Gris was active/lived in France, Spain.  Juan Gris is known for cubist still life painting, graphics.

Juan Gris

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Juan Gris was born in Madrid, Spain in 1887. His real name was Jose Victoriano Gonzalez and he was the thirteenth child of a Madrid businessman. He had grown up and gone to engineering school, where he was known for doodling caricatures of his professors and fellow students. After a brief apprenticeship as a comic illustrator in Spain, Gris got to Paris in 1906. He installed himself as Picasso's neighbor in Bateau-Lavoir, a ramshackle cluster of studios in Montmartre.

When he moved to Paris at the age of nineteen, he considered himself strictly a graphic artist, an illustrator who contributed drawings to various periodicals. For the next six years, Gris was an observer rather than a participant in the upheavels that permanently chan  ...  Displaying 750 of 2172 characters.

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About  Juan Gris

Born:  1887 - Madrid, Spain
Died:   1927 - Boulogne-sur-Seine, France
Known for:  cubist still life painting, graphics