Georges Braque (1882-1963, France) "Exhibition G. Braque" - Original color lithograph printed in 1959 by Mourlot Freres (France) after the original 1956 poster for the Braque exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, then in London. It shows an abstract blue outline of a bird against a plain white background over a red oval shape containing the text "Exhibition G. Braque". The Catalogue Raisonne reference is: Sauret, Plank No. 9. The lithograph offered here is a smaller size than the original poster, measuring 12.25" x 9.5" unframed. There is a pencil signature in the lower right, however, please note: the signature on this lithograph is attributed to the artist, but it has not been verified by an expert. Braque was born 1882, in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France. He grew up in Le Havre and studied evenings at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from about 1897 to 1899. He left for Paris to study under a master decorator and received his craftsman certificate in 1901. By 1906, Braque's work was no longer Impressionist but Fauve in style. In 1909, Pablo Picasso and Braque worked together in developing Cubism. Their artistic collaboration lasted until 1914 when Braque left to serve in the French army during World War I and was subsequently wounded.After World War I Braque returned to a more realistic interpretation of nature, although certain aspects of Cubism always remained present in his work. During World War II, Braque remained in Paris. His paintings at that time, primarily still lifes and interiors, became more somber. In addition to paintings, he also made etchings, lithographs, engravings, prints and sculpture. From the late 1940s, he treated various recurring themes, such as birds, ateliers, landscapes, and seascapes. His most dedicated period to lithograph lasted from 1945 to the end of his life. His later lithographs showcase deliberately thick strokes which tended towards visual intensity rather than accuracy. In 1954, he designed stained-glass windows for the church of Varengeville. During the last few years of his life, he continued to paint, make lithographs, and design jewelry, dying in 1963 in Paris.