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Albert Léon Gleizes

Gleizes, Albert Léon (älbĕrˈ lāôNˈ glĕz) [key], 1881–1953, French cubist painter, illustrator, and writer. He was among the outstanding cubists in the Salon des Indépendants of 1911. Gleizes employed a rich palette in contrast to the essentially monochromatic effects of Braque and Picasso, and his work remained more representational than theirs. His painting is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Gleizes was also well-known as an illustrator and as a writer on art. With Jean Metzinger, he wrote the first exposition of the principles of cubism in Du Cubisme (1912, tr. 1913).

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