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Albert Gleizes 1881–1953: A Retrospective Exhibition
Published in 1964
136 pages, fully illustrated
The catalogue includes an annotated exhibition checklist, including provenance and exhibition history for the works shown, as well as a comprehensive bibliography of writings by and on the artist. Assistant Curator Daniel Robbins penned the catalogue essay on Gleizes's life and work, which concludes that Gleizes was "one of the few painters to come out of Cubism with a wholly individual style." With over 125 color and black-and-white illustrations, the catalogue remains an indispensable resource for the history of Cubism and the life of Albert Gleizes.
It is appropriate that this first major exhibition of the works of Albert Gleizes should be an international and collaborative venture among three nations indisputably linked with the painter. First and foremost, Gleizes is a French artist, a founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris. 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 sympathetic consideration. Finally, he spent four crucial years in New York, and played an important role in making America aware of modern art. His key paintings, long since scattered far and wide across the globe, are, at last, brought together in this retrospective evaluation of his life work.