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Auguste Herbin (French, 1882 - 1960)
French artist Auguste Herbin studied art in Lille before moving to Paris in 1903. Initially he painted in an impressionist style, but his work began to show influences of Cubism from around 1909. From 1917 to 1920 Herbin's work moved towards abstraction, but in the early 1920s he reverted to a figurative style of painting, and painted landscapes and portraits. From 1926 Herbin's work was purely abstract and after the Second World War he developed a personal theory of abstract art, painting simple geometric shapes in pure colours.