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Jacob, Cyprien Max

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00092971
Jacob, Cyprien Max

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 11 July 1876, in Quimper; died 5 March 1944, in Drancy, in the concentration camp.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, illustrator. Genre scenes, landscapes, urban landscapes.

Max Jacob made a living from writing reviews for the Gazette des Beaux-Arts and painting theatre decorations. He also produced works depicting Parisian cultural life in pastel and gouache, often capturing his friends in Cubist and Modernist circles. His first poems were published by the art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler and illustrated by Picasso. Jacob also illustrated his own writings and completed 40 drawings for the poetry collection ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; 20th-Century Art

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