by Scholes, Robert
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Jean Metzinger 1883-1956
He was born in Nantes, and at the age of twenty he moved to Paris to pursue a career as a painter. One of his early friends in Paris was Robert Delaunay. About 1908 he met the writer Max Jacob, who introduced him to Guillaume Apollinaire and his circle, which included Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. After having begun as a fauve, he turned to cubism, and ultimately collaborated with Albert Gleizes in 1912 on Du cubisme, in which a theoretical case for Cubism was made.