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Object Information:

Artist: Albert Gleizes, French, 1881-1953

Portrait of Madame H. M. Barzun

1911

Oil and graphite on canvas

39 5/8 x 29in (100.6 x 73.7cm)

Bequest of Jacques Barzun

2013.4


Location:

Not on view

Further Information:

Depicted in this portrait is Anne-Rose, wife of diplomat and writer Henri-Martin Barzun. With Albert Gleizes and others, Barzun helped found and financially supported the l'Abbaye de Creteil or Groupe de l'Abbaye, a utopian artistic and literary community that met in a suburb of Paris (1906-1909).

Once the group disbanded, the Barzun family moved to the city of Paris where their home became an avant-garde salon, with regular visits by Gleizes, the writer Guillaume Apollinaire, and the artists Alexander Archipenko, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, and Jean Metzinger. In 1912, the year after this portrait was painted, Gleizes and Metzinger published Du Cubisme, the first major treatise on Cubism.


Copyright:

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris

Artist/Maker Bio

Gleizes, Albert