|Birthname||Albert Léon Gleyzes|
|born on||8 December 1881 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||16°13' 13°40 Asc. 23°15'|
French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a self-proclaimed founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", 1912. Gleizes was a founding member of the Section d'Or group of artists. He was also a member of Der Sturm, and his many theoretical writings were originally most appreciated in Germany, where especially at the Bauhaus his ideas were given thoughtful consideration. Gleizes spent four crucial years in New York, and played an important role in making America aware of modern art. He was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, founder of the Ernest-Renan Association, and both a founder and participant in the Abbaye de Créteil. Gleizes exhibited regularly at Léonce Rosenberg’s Galerie de l’Effort Moderne in Paris; he was also a founder, organizer and director of Abstraction-Création. From the mid-1920s to the late 1930s much of his energy went into writing (e.g., La Peinture et ses lois, Paris, 1923), Vers une conscience plastique: La Forme et l’histoire (Paris, 1932) and Homocentrisme (Sablons, 1937).
He died on 23 June 1953 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
- associate relationship with Le Fauconnier, Henri (born 5 July 1881)
- associate relationship with Metzinger, Jean (born 24 June 1883). Notes: Co-wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme," 1912
Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 5406 in the online Paris archives (10e arr., p. 23/31) (surname: "Gleyzes;" date and place of death in margin).
Same data from Taeger who quotes Barbault
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Cubism)