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    JUAN GRIS (Spanish 1887-1927)
    Taking Tea
    Watercolor and ink on paper
    4in. x 5.25in. (sight size)
    Signed lower left in ink: Gris
    Sketch of a man on verso

    José Victoriano Gonzalez Pérez, known to the world as Juan Gris, was born in Madrid, Spain. His father was a prominent newspaper publisher and Gris was the 13th of 14 children. As a boy, he excelled in drawing and eventually attended art school, however he found academic training too rigorous and eventually quit. He traveled to Paris and was admitted to the Bateau Lavoir together with other artists, including Pablo Picasso. By 1910 Gris had devoted himself entirely to painting and his work was greatly influenced by that of Cézanne and the cubist style of Picasso and Georges Braque. In 1912 he spent the summer in Céret, France, working along side Picasso and executed his first collage works. During World War I, Gris worked in Paris and had his first one-man show in 1919. After 1925, he worked primarily in gouache, watercolor and produced illustrations for books. His paintings are housed in important public collections, including the Musea del Prado, Madrid; Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Musée d'Orsay, among many others.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    30th-31st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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