Albert Gleizes (French: [gl?z]; 8 December 1881 – 23 June 1953) was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a self-proclaimed founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris.
Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", 1912.
Gleizes was a founding member of the Section d'Or group of artists.
He was also a member of Der Sturm, and his many theoretical writings were originally most appreciated in Germany, where especially at the Bauhaus his ideas were given thoughtful consideration.
Gleizes spent four crucial years in New York, and played an important role in making America aware of modern art.
He was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, founder of the Ernest-Renan Association, and both a founder and participant in the Abbaye de Créteil.
Gleizes exhibited regularly at Léonce Rosenberg’s Galerie de l’Effort Moderne in Paris; he was also a founder, organizer and director of Abstraction-Création.
From the mid-1920s to the late 1930s much of his energy went into writing, e.g., La Peinture et ses lois (Paris, 1923), Vers une conscience plastique: La Forme et l’histoire (Paris, 1932) and Homocentrisme (Sablons, 1937).
Operated a Studio in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques, Paris from 1911 untill 1933. In 1933 he transfered his prints to his appartment on the nearby Rue Fustel de Coulanges, the rest of his photographs sold to Rapp agency, which later sold it to Roger-Viollet.
Last portraitist of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) with an overall contribution of 295 photos of the artist and his work. First photographer for the museum devoted to the sculptor.