Happy Birthday Albert Gleizes!! French painter and printmaker, born in 1881, Albert Gleizes was one of the first Cubists. His family had an interior design and fabric business and as a young man he worked for his father, gaining respect for the working man. He began as an Impressionist, creating landscapes, but his work gradually became more and more abstract. He also wrote on the subject of Cubism. He was drafted into the service and following WWI his work displayed a religious side. I have included his Portrait of Igor Stravinsky (1914) below.