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Auguste Herbin was a French painter with a modernist style. Auguste Herbin was born in Quievy, Nord, France in the year 1882.

Herbin attended the Academy of Arts located in Lille, France.

Herbin was drafted in service during World War 1. The artist was too short in physical stature to participate. The artist went to work in an airplane factory.

Whilst living in Paris he became great friends with Picasso. Herbin painted in the Cubist style for part of his career.

Below some works from Auguste Herbin:

In the early 1940’s Auguste Herbin developed his own visual language of form and color. These works consists of basic geometric shapes with bold colors.

In 1953 Auguste Herbin had some health issues and his body became paralyzed on the right side. He then learned to paint on his left side.

Auguste Herbin passed away in 1960.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, gouache, and watercolor. He was also an avid printmaker. Prices range from $10,000 to $850,000.

Auguste Herbin was a great painter of the Modernist style. His work is a great example of how simple wonderful art can be. A triangle, circle, and rectangle with some bold color and great design can be a fantastic piece of visual art!