Georges Braque was born in Argenteuil-sur-Seine in France in 1882. In 1890 Braque and his family moved to Le Havre. There he attended his first art courses. In 1900 he moved to Paris to finish his studies at the Ecole de Beaux Arts. Braque got in contact with the Fauves and was very enthusiastic with their art. He participated in a few of their exhibitions. From 1908 onwards he was in confrontation with cubism. During this time he worked closely with Picasso until 1914. During the First World War he was wounded, so he was not able to work for a long time. George Braque died in 1963. At the beginning of his artistic career he was strongly influenced by the style of the impressionism. Then he began studying the Fauves. Very important for his art was the intensive cooperation with Picasso. They are considered the founders of Cubism. From 1920ies onwards he moved away from cubism and developed his own style. In this second period of his artistic period the nature morte was very important. George Braque is one of the most important artist of the 20th century. He represents a generation of artists.