henri le fauconnier

Henri Le Fauconnier (French, 1881-1946) is considered one of the leading figures among the Montparnasse Cubists, known for his dynamic depictions of landscapes, figures and still lifes. He explored various different styles in his early works and experimented with them whilst painting nudes and portraits. However, it was under the guidance of Paul Cézanne that he acquired his own style of Cubism. Inspired by Cézanne, Le Fauconnier developed his own style that employed muted colours and abstract, geometrical shapes typical of the Cubist style.

At the 1909 Salon d’Automne Le Fauconnier exhibited alongside Constantin Brâncuși, Jean Metzinger, and Fernand Léger. Two years later, Le Fauconnier and his colleagues contributed to the Cubist Scandal of the 1911 Salon des Indépendants with their paintings. Today, Le Fauconnier’s paintings can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Kunstmuseum den Haag in The Hague. 


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