Georges Braque

© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

In early 20th century Paris, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were equally well known after they created the Cubist style of painting.  Today, Picasso is a household name while Braque is virtually unknown outside of art history circles.

Washington University’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum puts the spotlight on Braque with the opening of the exhibition ‘Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945.’ 

Philadelphia Museum of Art: A. E. Gallatin Collection

Let’s do a little word association.

Pablo Picasso, what comes to mind?

Maybe brilliant artist, prolific painter, giant of the twentieth century.

OK, one more.

George Braque….drawing a blank?

If so, you’re not alone.  But during the first part of the twentieth century Braque and Picasso were the Lennon and McCartney of modern art.