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Artist of the moment……..Albert Gleizes


Albert Gleizes was a French artist who painted in a Cubist style. Albert Gleizes was born in Paris, France in the year 1881. Gleizes considered himself to be the founder of Cubism.

The artist first became fond of painting whilst in the Army.

His father was a fabric designer and was a very successful businessman who owned his own company. As a young man Albert Gleizes was trained to be a tracer, a key worker in his father’s design business.

Gleizes was included in the National Academy show when he was only 21 years old.

The artist created a fair amount of abstract paintings, which he kept from the public market at the time he was painting them. These are wonderful works of art with great color and fun shapes.

Gleizes helped to co-author a book about Cubism in 1912. He was also an exhibitor in the famed 1913 Armory Show in New York City.


Below a montage of works by Albert Gleizes:

Price range information: Works range from $25,000 to $750,000. Gleizes excelled at many mediums and frequently used pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, oils, and pochoir.

Below a work from Gleizes that was made in 1921 is discussed:

Albert Gleizes passed away in 1953.



Artist of the moment…….Jean Carlu


Jean Carlu was a French born artist who became famous for his poster work in the World War 2 era. Jean Carlu was born in Bonnieres-Sur-Seine, France in the year 1900.

Carlu attended Les Ecoles des Beaux-Arts located in Paris where he studied architecture. Due to an accident Carlu had his right arm amputated and he switched from studying architecture to graphic design and illustration. His family tree included many architects. One brother of Carlu’s named Jacques designed one of Paris’ most famous castles, the Palais de Challoit.


Below a short biographical film on Carlu. Images, including his first poster of Charlie Chaplin, are shown starting 52 seconds into the clip:

Jean Carlu passed away in 1997.

One of his most famous works was for the wine label for a 1924 Mouton- Rothschild wine. He was also associated with a brand of soap called Mon Savon, which can be seen in the gallery.

price range information: This artist produced many posters and prints over his lengthy career especially around World War 2. Works range from $5,000 to $40,000.