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André Lhote (French 1885-1962)

André Lhote had worked as a wood carver for 10 years before picking up a paintbrush in 1906 having been inspired by primitive African sculpture and the work of Paul Gauguin. Having moved to Paris and established his position in the art world after being noticed by the critics André Salmon, Guillaume Apollinaire and Jacques Rivière. In 1911 he met the Cubists and began to implement their techniques in his landscapes and everyday situations, his designs usually being more academic than spontaneous. Lhote was later named the 'Academician of Cubism' and was remembered also as a gifted teacher at his own academy, the Académie Montparnasse.