Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja]; born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia, 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. He was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.
Picabia is considered one of the most important and influential figures of the Dada movement. He was allied with numerous other modern movements but is perhaps best known for energetically questioning prevailing attitudes about art and for helping to disseminate, through his publications, avant-garde ideas.
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
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