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Francis Picabia

  • Birth 22 Jan 1879
  • Death 30 Nov 1953
  • Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Plot Section 31. Chapel of Davanne Family.
  • Memorial ID 9602876

Painter. He was born François Marie Martinez Picabia of a Spanish father and a French mother. He was enrolled at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1895 to 1897. He began to paint in an Impressionist manner. From 1908, elements of Fauvism and Neo-Impressionism as well as Cubism and other forms of abstraction appeared in his painting, and by 1912 he had evolved a personal amalgam of Cubism and Fauvism. Picabia worked in an abstract mode from this period until the early 1920s. Picabia became a friend of Guillaume Apollinaire and Marcel Duchamp and associated with the Puteaux group in 1911 and 1912. He participated in the 1913 Armory Show, visiting New York on this occasion. In 1915, he began his machinist or mechanomorphic period, he and Duchamp, among others, instigated and participated in Dada manifestations in New York. He also wrote books of poetry and issues. In 1924, he returned to figurative art and he attacked André Breton and the Surrealis. During the 1930s, he became a close friend of Gertrude Stein.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 15 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9602876
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Picabia (22 Jan 1879–30 Nov 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9602876, citing Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .